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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, b ...
Johnson is wise, Boswell foolish; Johnson warns and abstains, Boswell plunges; Johnson is rather a great man writing than a great ...
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
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