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  • 11.
    The magic of procedure: do this after that and thus before so; then your wish will be granted.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

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  • 12.
    Speak to me, lovely creature of my dreams, but only a few vague words.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • 13.
    Babies and the old are permitted self-absorption. In between, it provokes resentment.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).
  • 14.
    Rage against the world, if you like, but quietly, or the Guardians will awake.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).

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  • 15.
    Analysis is more likely to adjust evidence than to adjust itself.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • 16.
    Slogan of the Stoic: "I don't feel a thing."
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • 17.
    Helplessness is a mighty power.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 18.
    An imprudent enemy is less dangerous than an imprudent friend.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 19.
    Everyone values the good nature of a man with a gun.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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  • 20.
    Our public monuments are memorials to the Enlightenment.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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