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By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, th ...
A thick stick in one's hand makes people respectful.
Neat trick: to be roused to ambition and reconciled to one's mediocrity at the same time.
If I could do my life over, I would try to cleanse at least my pleasures of self-pity.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one's hand.
... every woman's organization recognizes that reformers are far more common than feminists, that the passion to look after your f ...
He packs wool sheared in April, honey
in combs, linen, leather
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The great leading distinction between writing and speaking is, that more time is allowed for the one than the other, and hence dif ...
Only I'm a better hand
At knowing what I can stand
Without them sending a van
Or I suppose I can.
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