I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.
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I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
Women can resist a man's love, a man's fame, a man's personal appearance, and a man's money, but they cannot resist a man's tongue when he knows how to talk to them.
The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.
The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare.
Over and over again in my past experience among my perishing fellow-creatures, the members of the notoriously infidel profession of Medicine had stepped between me and my mission of mercyon the miserable pretence that the patient wanted quiet, and that the disturbing influence of all others which they most dreaded, was the influence of Miss Clack and her Books.
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Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.