Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
-- Honore de Balzac AA

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
-- Bertrand Russell AA

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.
-- Hubert H. Humphrey AA

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-- Abraham Lincoln AA

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