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  • 41.
    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).)
  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.
    (Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). On the Interpretation of Nature, no. 50 (1753).)
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  • 46.
    The consolation of deaf people is to read, and sometimes to scribble.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. letter, Aug. 5, 1761, to Lord Chesterfield. The Complete Works of Voltaire, vol. 107 (1972). In which Voltaire mentions that the two men share something, "not in point of wit, but in point of ears," in their old age; full name: François Marie Arouet Voltaire.)
  • 47.
    We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).)
  • 48.
    Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 78, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 49.
    The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 50.
    The gilded sheath of pity sometimes covers the dagger of envy.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 526, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 377, "Pity," (1879).)
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