Imagination grows by exercise and, contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

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Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar but in a city with its blaze of light

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If you don't change your beliefs your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

If you don't change your beliefs your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

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A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

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