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11 November 2014

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

11 November 2014

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

11 November 2014

For every why he had a wherefore.

11 November 2014

Bodily offspring I do not leave, but mental offspring I do. Well, my books do not have to be sent to school and college, and then insist on going into the church, or take to drinking, or marry their mother's maid.

11 November 2014

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.

11 November 2014

Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.

11 November 2014

Sight and all the other senses are only modes of touch.

11 November 2014

Faith: You can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.

11 November 2014

The family: I believe more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other—I mean the attempt to prolong family connection unduly, and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.

11 November 2014

The better part of valour is indiscretion.

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