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Quote Left Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Quote Right
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Quote Left Marriage: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. Nature Quote Right
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Quote Left Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. Quote Right
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Quote Left The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. Quote Right
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Quote Left Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. Quote Right
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Quote Left History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. History Quote Right
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Quote Left Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. Sports Quote Right
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Quote Left Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wedding: a ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become supportable Quote Right
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Quote Left Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. Quote Right
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Quote Left Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. Marriage Quote Right
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Quote Left Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke. Quote Right
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Quote Left Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. Quote Right
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Quote Left History: An account mostly false, of events, unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. Quote Right
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Quote Left A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Quote Right
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Quote Left A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker. Quote Right
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Quote Left Physician -- One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well. Quote Right
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Quote Left Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London. Quote Right
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Quote Left Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. Quote Right
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Quote Left Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. Quote Right
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Quote Left Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions. Quote Right
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Quote Left Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. Quote Right
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Quote Left A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Quote Right
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Quote Left Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. Quote Right
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Quote Left Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. Quote Right
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Quote Left Marriage. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. Quote Right
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