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There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
It may be those who do most, dream most.
Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.
It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy.
He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born.
Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram - that is, an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything.
A sportsman is a man who every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something.
If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it.
Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.
What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.
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