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If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning mo ...
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks ...
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved.
The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
The ball loved Flick.
I saw him rack up thirty-eight or forty
In one home game. His hands were like wild birds.
Flick stands tall among the idiot pumps--
Five on a side, the old bubble-head style,
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The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called scho ...
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