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  • 31.
    Sleepy-head is no longer aroused by tragic imaginings.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • 32.
    People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 33.
    We do justice coldly, injustice hotly.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).

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  • 34.
    Vanity is easily duped. Ambition, not.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • 35.
    The party out of office becomes the articulate one.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • 36.
    The language of pornography is abusive, that of romance adoring. Both are addressed to a fetish.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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  • 37.
    Show enough regret, and your refusal will inspire gratitude.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • 38.
    Youth demands more than ordinary life. Age clings to it.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 39.
    Great men wait for the right moment to abandon caution. The rest of us abandon it when impatience becomes too much for us.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • 40.
    The exhibitionist loves to flirt with shame.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
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