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#1. Among the many strange servilities mistaken for pieties, one of the least lovely is that which hopes to flatter God by despising the world, and vilifying human nature. - Author: George Henry Lewes
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#2. Your anger is like the bubbles in a can of soda. The more you're shaken, the more you want to let it out. The longer you keep it in though, the greater the size of the eventual explosion - and the flatter the drink at the end. - Author: Linkin Park
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#3. I must say, Graystone, you are surviving married life very nicely." Peter helped himself to claret from the decanter that had been set out in the library.
"Thank you, Sheldrake. I flatter myself that not every man could survive being married to Augusta. - Author: Amanda Quick
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#4. Hark, how chimes the passing bell! There's no music to a knell; All the other sounds we hear, Flatter, and but cheat our ear. This doth put us still in mind That our flesh must be resigned, And, a general silence made, The world be muffled in a shade. - Author: James Shirley
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#5. The lights were cheap LEDs tinted a false pink that was supposed to flatter the complexion but instead made everyone look like undercooked beef. There were no cabins, only row after row of formed - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#6. For friends ... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#7. Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#8. Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance. - Author: Francois Truffaut
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#9. Living in Hollywood, it's easy to have someone flatter you. That doesn't help me. - Author: Marilyn Manson
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#10. No girl has ever offered to feed my enemies' fingernails to her cat before."
"Lisa's cat. And don't flatter yourself. At the moment, I'm tempted to feed him your fingernails. - Author: Cecily White
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#11. I am afraid we are little better than straws upon the water; we may flatter ourselves that we swim, when the current carries us along. - Author: Mary Wortley Montagu
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#12. Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#13. I think it takes time to find your natural style and learn not to be swayed by trends that might not flatter you. - Author: Martine McCutcheon
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#14. Those who enter to buy, support me. Those who come to flatter, please me. Those who complain, teach me how I may please others so that more will come. Those only hurt me who are displeased but do not complain. They refuse me permission to correct my errors and thus improve my service. - Author: Marshall Field
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#15. We must be careful how we flatter fools too little, or wise men too much, for the flatterer must act the very reverse of the physician, and administer the strongest dose only to the weakest patient. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#16. Were the "pampas," perhaps, flatter than the land they were crossing? He doubted it; what could be flatter than a horizontal plane? - Author: Cesar Aira
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#17. It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise. - Author: Jean Paul
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#18. I had to flatter them the whole evening to appease them; for old women must not be angered - they make young women's reputations. - Author: Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos
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#19. To pray to God is to flatter oneself that with words one can alter nature. - Author: Voltaire
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#20. If you see our best seller list, most of them are books that are given as gifts. They are books you give to flatter somebody. - Author: John Gimlette
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#21. Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter. - Author: Dorothy Parker
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#22. Better not flatter if you ain't sincere. - Author: Toba Beta
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#23. The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the mask of the actor. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#24. Do not flatter yourselves with the belief that a mere recital of that celebrated verse in St. John makes a man a Christian. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#25. We are apt to be deluded into false security by political catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct. - Author: James A. Garfield
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#26. A stylish person, for me, is one who draws your eye without necessarily being showy; they wear clothes that are beautifully cut, flatter the wearer, and show that they are not impervious to fashion, but not a slave to it either. - Author: Jojo Moyes
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#27. The praise we seek for our own virtues sometimes tempts us to flatter the imperfections of other men. - Author: Norm MacDonald
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#28. It's not a proper feedback if it's given to flatter and/or belittle someone. True feedback should be given to empower someone perform better. - Author: Assegid Habtewold
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#29. He liked me because I am short. I flatter myself. He did not dislike me. He liked no one except Josephine and he liked her the way he liked chicken. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#30. Nay, do not think I flatter. For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flattered? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#31. When the cardinal came to a closed door he would flatter it
oh beautiful yielding door! Then he would try tricking it open. And you are just the same, just the same." He pours himself some of the duke's present. "But in the last resort, you just kick it in. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#32. The customer is the immediate jewel of our souls. Him we flatter, him we feast, compliment, vote for, and will not contradict. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#33. The only successful philosophies and religions are the ones that flatter us, whether in the name of progress or of hell. Damned or not, man experiences an absolute need to be at the heart of everything. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#34. The flatter the corporate hierarchy, the more likely it is that employees will communicate bad news and act upon it. - Author: Bill Gates
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#35. I know he likes me. Of course I flatter him dreadfully. I find a strange pleasure in saying things to him that I know I shall be sorry for having said. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#36. If you flatter yourself properly you will be better able to enjoy yourself. Stretch your joy so that others enjoy you too. - Author: Willis Regier
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#37. When our vices desert us, we flatter ourselves that we are deserting our vices. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#38. Revile those who flatter you. - Author: Rumi
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#39. I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#40. Advertising departments, as you know, are crawling with people whose frontal lobes are so underdeveloped that if you flatter them a bit they'll swear shit is platinum. - Author: Ryu Murakami
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#41. Flatteru is so necessary to all of us that we flatter one another to be flattered in return - Author: Marjorie Bowen
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#42. My dear, do not give way to such gloomy thoughts. Let us hope for better things. Let us flatter ourselves that Mr. Collins, who seems always eager to talk of Heaven, may be dispatched there by a horde of zombies before I am dead. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#43. Bosh. I find a rival - but no, I won't flatter myself that Tecumseh Fox would consider himself a rival of Dol Bonner - I find an eminent detective in your apartment, and that alone is enough, without adding that he is concealed in your bedroom while I am discussing my business with you ... - Author: Rex Stout
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#44. Flattery is so necessary to us that we flatter one another just to be flattered in return. - Author: Marjorie Bowen
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#45. O sin, how you paint your face! how you flatter us poor mortals on to death! You never appear to the sinner in your true character; you make fair promises, but you never fulfil one; your tongue is smoother than oil, but the poison of asps is under your lip! - Author: Hosea Ballou
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#46. The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with. - Author: Clare Boothe Luce
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#47. If you flatter somebody it will go to their heads. If you love them it will go to their hearts. - Author: Donald Miller
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#48. Critics kind never mind! Critics flatter no matter! Critics blame all the same! Do your best damn the rest! - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#49. You can have all the right ingredients, have measured them carefully and mixed them, but without warmth, you'll end up with a loaf of bread flatter than a plate. And while you might be able to eat it, it won't feed you. - Author: Elissa Sussman
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#50. A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect. - Author: Francois Fenelon
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#51. All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#52. Our Times, a Brief History: As televisions became flatter, People became rounder. - Author: Demetri Martin
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#53. When people flatter you constantly it is very tempting to think you deserve it. - Author: Ruth Reichl
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#54. You believe me wise because I taught you once, but I have not been north, as you have. You have seen (what) I have never seen ... You flatter me by asking my opinion. - Author: Gene Wolfe
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#55. As far as I can make out, women's friendships with each other are based on a gush of lies and pretty speeches that mean nothing. You'd think they were all wolves trying to seduce each other the way they flatter and flirt when they're together. - Author: Marilyn Monroe
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#56. You will get the most attention from those who hate you. No friend, no admirer and no partner will flatter you with as much curiosity. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#57. There's much we can all do for men, including helping them feel wanted without their having to do anything life threatening. Perhaps women always knew this instinctively, which is why we tend to flatter our men and laugh at all their jokes, letting them think they're funnier than women. - Author: Faye Flam
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#58. Don't flatter yourself. It's hard not to notice when fifty drunks are chanting your name. - Author: Jamie McGuire
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#59. Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great. - Author: Thomas A Kempis
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#60. To accuse the American male of not bathing in Paris is merely to flatter him. - Author: Elaine Dundy
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#61. Stannis had never learned to soften his speech, to dissemble or flatter; he said what he thought, and those that did not like it could be damned. - Author: George R R Martin
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#62. I am not writing to flatter paternal egotism, to echo cant, or prop up humbug; I am merely telling the truth. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#63. And I think it's because good cons are all based on the victim's need, and the successful con artist is the one, I guess, who can exploit that. I remember reading something about this, that one of the great traits of confidence tricksters is the level that they flatter their victim. - Author: Alfred Molina
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#64. Nobody ought to be too old to improve: I should be sorry if I was; and I flatter myself I have already improved considerably by my travels. First, I can swallow gruel soup, egg soup, and all manner of soups, without making faces much. Secondly, I can pretty well live without tea ... - Author: Anna Letitia Barbauld
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#65. Don't be difficult, Denys," Nell chided. "All women like a little flattery from time to time." "What if they didn't? What if they simply liked themselves and no one needed to bend backwards to flatter them? Wouldn't it all be simpler then? - Author: Paula McLain
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#66. Buddha says: "Do not flatter your benefactor!". Let one repeat this saying in a Christian church : it immediately purifies the air of everything Christian. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#67. Of those that spin out trifles and die without a memorial, many flatter themselves with high opinions of their own importance, and imagine that they are every day adding some improvement to human life. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#68. If I could have a Barbie body, which has no cellulite, I totally would. I would like to have a flatter stomach, but that won't happen either. That is never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose, my stomach, below the belly button, always pooches out. - Author: Holly Madison
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#69. I don't flatter myself - I'm not a scientist, I'm not a conservation expert. - Author: Edward Norton
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#70. If I prove extravagant, I shall be more so from ignorance than willfulness. I am not wholly insensible to the pleasures of the world, therefore shall not be governed entirely by necessity; but I flatter myself, at least, in being able to restrain their gratification within due bonds. - Author: Washington Allston
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#71. Oh, flatter me; for love delights in praises. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#72. Let me tell you how the French seduce you. They are the most bloody seductive people on Earth. They are charming, they are well-mannered and they praise and flatter you. - Author: Anita Roddick
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#73. When you understand this - and you should because "what hast thou that thou didst not receive?" - you will not flatter yourself on the one hand and on the other hand you will not carry yourself with the thought of resigning from the ministry when you are insulted, reproached, or persecuted. - Author: Martin Luther
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#74. Do not flatter yourselves: if you go to places of worship merely to look about you or to hear music, you are not worshipping God. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#75. She was wearing a gown of lilac pink threaded with silver and stitched with tiny pearls. It was gorgeous in itself, and of course had the perfect new skirt, but it did not flatter her as a cooler shade would have done. - Author: Anne Perry
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#76. To laugh, to lie, to flatter, to face:
Four ways in court to win man's grace. - Author: Roger Ascham
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#77. Averse alike to flatter, or offend;
Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#78. Don't flatter yourself. You aren't my type. - Author: Tiffany Reisz
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#79. Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flatter'd be.
- Author: William Shakespeare
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#80. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it much. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#81. Friendship with the upright, with the truthful and with the well informed is beneficial. Friendship with those who flatter, with those who are meek and who compromise with principles, and with those who talk cleverly is harmful. - Author: Confucius
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#82. Not all who discharge their debts of gratitude should flatter themselves that they are grateful. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#83. There are very few designers in Hollywood today who know how to really flatter a woman's body, and Mark Zunino is at the top of my list. - Author: Joan Collins
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#84. THE Superintendent said to me: "I only keep you out of regard for your worthy father; but for that you would have been sent flying long ago." I replied to him: "You flatter me too much, your Excellency, in assuming that I am capable of flying. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#85. So willing is every man to flatter himself, that the difference between approving laws, and obeying them, is frequently forgotten; he that acknowledges the obligations of morality and pleases his vanity with enforcing them to others, concludes himself zealous in the cause of virtue. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#86. To flatter a young man, tell him that you thought that he was older than he is. To flatter an old woman, tell her that you thought that she was younger than she is. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#87. The Bible alone gives a true and faithful account of man. It does not flatter him as novels and romances do; it does not conceal his faults and exaggerate his goodness, it paints him just as he is. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#88. Never permit yourself to indulge in cheap flattery, which often times means to merely satisfy the individuals vanity and sometimes to ingratiate the flatter into the good graces of the flattered. - Author: Harold B. Lee
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#89. Let no one flatter himself; of himself he is Satan. Let man take sin, which is his own, and leave righteousness with God. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#90. Flatter me, but delicately, please, for I am fastidious. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#91. It is a remarkable fact that all the heresies which have arisen in the Christian Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#92. The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all. - Author: Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
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#93. Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. - Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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#94. Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor. - Author: Francis Quarles
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#95. The world will be hostile, it will be suspicious of your intent, it will misinterpret you, it will inject you with doubt, it will flatter you into self-sabotage. What the world is, more than anything? It's indifferent. - Author: Maria Semple
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#96. By God, I cannot flatter, I do defy The tongues of soothers! but a braver place In my heart's love hath no man than yourself. Nay, task me to my word; approve me, lord. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#97. Niall Ferguson is an intellectual fraud whose job, for years, has been to impress dumb, rich Americans with his accent and flatter them with his writings. - Author: Alex Pareene
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#98. We flatter ourselves. Most of the real diversity in evolution has been small-scale. We large things are just flukes - an interesting side branch. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#99. Do not flatter yourself. You cannot tempt me. - Author: Franca Storm
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#100. Inexperienced girls flatter themselves with the notion that it is in their power to make a man happy. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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