Quotation by Charles Dickens

It was a maxim with Mr. Brass that the habit of paying compliments kept a man's tongue oiled without any expense; and that, as that useful member ought never to grow rusty or creak in turning on its hinges in the case of a practitioner of the law, in whom it should be always glib and easy, he lost few opportunities of improving himself by the utterance of handsome speeches and eulogistic expressions
Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 35, p. 259 (1841).
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