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Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain't hardly ever a nice fella.

Of Mice and Man
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.

East of Eden
It's a lot to ask of one creature, it's a lot to ask, that he should first behave as if he were not, then as if he were, before being admitted to that peace where he neither is, nor is not, and where the language dies that permits of such expressions.

The Unnamable
There are some strange unrecognized forms of prostitution with which prostitution itself is an honest trade: at least you get something for your money.
Integrity's a neutral value. Hyenas have integrity, too. They're pure hyena.

Become meaningful in your interactions and the path to success in any endeavor is simpler and far more sustainable.

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
To change somebody's behavior, change the level of respect she receives by giving her a fine reputation to live up to. Act as though the trait you are trying to influence is already one of the person's outstanding characteristics.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.

Norwegian Wood
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."