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Mason Cooley (1927 – 2002)


American literary academic and aphorist.
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Mason Cooley
When lying to someone, look him straight in the eye.
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Scepticism is always a back road leading to some credo or other.
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Why do we never expect dull people to be rascals?




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Writing an upbeat aphorism is a temptation, but decorum forbids.
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Donít milk the cow too hard. She will kick you.
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In an aphorism, aptness counts for more than truth.
Mason Cooley
Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.
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Wisdom cannot prevent a fall, but may cushion it.
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Timidity keeps me safe and sad in a narrow room.
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Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
Mason Cooley
People may show jealousy, but hide their envy.




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Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit.
Mason Cooley
The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.
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To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.
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Lonely people keep up a ceaseless flow of commentary on themselves.
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Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets.
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