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There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Both were predominantly ethical in aim and doctrine; theory of knowledge (logic) and of nature (physics) served rather as the scaf ...
Boasting is often carried by certain Americans to the extreme. Often however it is a reaction against slights, an effort to veil d ...
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.
[He] was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
General de Gaulle was a thoroughly bad boy. The day he arrived, he thought he was Joan of Arc and the following day he insisted th ...
You played a party with a prince and Miss de Zuylen. You was shocked, or rather offended, with her unlimited vivacity.
There is a social respect necessary in company: you may start your own subject of conversation with modesty, taking care, however, ...
[James G. Blaine's] devotion to the public interests, his marked ability, and his exalted patriotism have won for him the gratitud ...
Logic, too, also rests on assumptions that do not correspond to anything in the real world, e.g., on the assumption that there are ...
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