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There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take them ...
If the reviewing of books be ... "an ungentle craft," the making of them is, for the most part, a dishonest one--and that departme ...
When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do--well, that's Memoirs.
In how few words, for instance, the Greeks would have told the story of Abelard and Heloise, making but a sentence of our classica ...
I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done an ...
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole ...
There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, ...
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
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