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of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness
of the flesh.
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One who can handle a pen will never have to beg.
A good memory is not as good as a ragged pen.
Words are but air; the pen leaves a mark.
The best memory is not as good as pale ink.
My criticisms are always simple; they are limited to one word:MOmit! Every syllable that can be struck out is pure profit, and eve ...
You seem to think that I am adapted to nothing but the sugar-plums of intellect and had better not try to digest anything stronger ...
Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances f ...
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated lo ...
These things are not inscribed in tablets, not sealed in the folds of papyri, but you hear them clearly from the tongue in a free ...
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