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  • 11.
    A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. "Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business," The Square Egg (1924).)
  • 12.
    Sometimes "Yes" is rhetoric enough.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 13.
    Sometimes the given seems like something taken away.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 14.
    To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), U.S. writer, physician. Letter, May 27, 1889, to poet and reformer Julia Ward Howe on her seventieth birthday.)
  • 15.
    Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
    (Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czech playwright, president. Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986, trans. 1990).)
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  • 16.
    Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
    (Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. "Hit-the-Spittoon," bk. 1, Midnight's Children (1981).)
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  • 17.
    Sometimes the best way to keep peace in the family is to keep the members of the family apart for awhile.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. letter, Dec. 18, 1942, to Sumner Welles. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, p. 451, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).)
  • 18.
    We sometimes find truth, but more often it finds us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 19.
    Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 2 (1929).)
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  • 20.
    Your damned nonsense can I stand twice or once, but sometimes always, by God, never.
    (Hans Richter (1843-1916), German conductor. Quoted in The Fine Art of Political Wit, ch. 12, Leon Harris (1964). spoken to the second flute in the Covent Garden orchestra; quoted by British MP J.E.S. Simon in the House of Commons, Feb. 13, 1958.)
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