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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
  • Berthold Auerbach
    Berthold Auerbach
    German-Jewish poet and author
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    To harbor hatred and animosity in the soul makes one irritable, gloomy, and prematurely old.
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians.
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