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Manners have been somewhat cynically defined to be a contrivance of wise men to keep fools at a distance. Fashion is shrewd to det ...
It is a part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivanc ...
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the ch ...
The old man trusts wholly to slow contrivance and gradual progression; the youth expects to force his way by genius, vigour, and p ...
Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created. The average ...
When I was very young and first worked in Hollywood, the films had bred in me one sole ambition: to get away from them; to live in ...
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against ...
By this contrivance the machinery of my work is of a species by itself; two contrary motions are introduced into it, and reconcile ...
The true man of science will know nature better by his finer organization; he will smell, taste, see, hear, feel, better than othe ...
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