I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.
("The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
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Suppose ... burglars had made entry into this ... library. Picture them seated here on this floor, pouring the light of their dark-lanterns over some books they found, and thus absorbing moral truths and getting moral uplift. The whole course of their lives would have been changed. As it was, they kept straight on in their immoral way and were sent to jail. For all I know, they may next be sent to Congress.
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.
It takes me along time to lose my temper, but once lost I could not find it with a dog
The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.
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