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  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
  • Thomas More
    Thomas More
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    Lawyers, a profession it is to disguise matters.
  • Robert South
    Robert South
    English churchman
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    Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
  • Bryan Callen
    Bryan Callen
    American stand-up comedian, actor, writer 1967-
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    My dad's idea of punishment was to dress me up in all green to disguise me as grass, and then throw me in the pasture. Cows bit me all over.
  • Bee Wilson
    Bee Wilson
    British food writer, journalist and historian
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    One of the rudest things you can do, food-wise, is to stare at someone in the act of eating. It draws attention to the unseemly fact that eating is a bodily function - like animals, we are trapped by our hungers, but we do our best to disguise them with such civilized props as menus and forks.
  • Frank Tyger
    Frank Tyger
    American aphorist
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    Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.
  • Haniel Long
    Haniel Long
    American writer, poet, journalist 1888-1956
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    Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
  • Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    French statesman 1754-1838
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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    Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
  • Brit Hume
    Brit Hume
    American journalist and political commentator 1943-
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    The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
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