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11 November 2014
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
11 November 2014
An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
11 November 2014
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage—but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
11 November 2014
Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime. A man at five and thirty should no more regret not having had a happier childhood than he should regret not having been born a prince of the blood.
11 November 2014
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
11 November 2014
The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.
11 November 2014
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.
11 November 2014
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
11 November 2014
Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo, not for a man.
11 November 2014
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

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