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For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the de ...
Too often when you thought you'd be showered with confetti
What they flung at you was a plate of hot spaghetti
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Lincoln, six feet one in his stocking feet,
The lank man, knotty and tough as a hickory rail,
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It always appeared to me that he estimated the compositions of Richardson too highly, and that he had an unreasonable prejudice ag ...
In comparing these two writers, he [Samuel Johnson] used this expression: "that there was as great a difference between them as be ...
You don't know what you might be if you would look beyond the ball, the opera, the fashion-plate--and right over the heads of the ...
Little Trotty Wagtail, he waddled in the mud,
And left his little footmarks, trample where he would.
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I sometimes have the sense that I live my life as a writer with my nose pressed against the wide, shiny plate glass window of the ...
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
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