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Impropriety is the soul of wit.
Words have weight, sound and appearance; it is only by considering these that you can write a sentence that is good to look at and good to listen to.
It has been said that good prose should resemble the conversation of a well-bred man.
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way to do that, he must also fool himself.
If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you up the wrong way.
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