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  • Considering that his hair is like that of a gollywog and his clothes noticeable the other end of Trafalgar Square, this is an odd assertion.
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  • The gift of broadcasting is, without question, the lowest human capacity to which any man could attain.
    (Harold Nicolson)

  • The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
    (Harold Nicolson)

  • Every schoolmaster after the age of 49 is inclined to flatulence, is apt to swallow frequently, and to puff.
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  • We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
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  • To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind.
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  • The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
    (Harold Nicolson)

  • When I look back upon the more than sixty years that I have spent on this entrancing earth, and when I am asked which of all the changes that I have witnessed appears to me to be the most significant, I am inclined to answer that it is the loss of a.
    (Harold Nicolson)


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