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Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these ...
There is a certain kind of person who is so dominated by the desire to be loved for himself alone that he has constantly to test t ...
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. That remark in itself wouldn't make any sense if quoted as it stands.
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke."
Alice felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter's remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly Englis ...
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they always purr. "If ...
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that sho ...
Vulgarism in language is the distinguishing characteristic of bad company, and a bad education. A man of fashion avoids nothing wi ...
The well-known old remark of Cato, who used to wonder how two soothsayers could look one another in the face without laughing.
When Mabelle Webb died, Clifton began the mourning that lasted until his own death. Noel Coward noted in a letter, . . . "Poor Cli ...
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