Any compilation of phrases or quotations that initially appear illogical or nonsensical, but upon reflection, make a good deal of sense and are often profoundly true.

Some samples:

I can with truth say mine is a situation of dignified slavery.

– Andrew Jackson, on the presidency

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

– H. L. Mencken

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

– George Orwell, in Animal Farm

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