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Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
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He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.

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Romance at short notice was her specialty.

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The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.

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Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.

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I hate posterity - it's so fond of having the last word.

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I think oysters are more beautiful than any religion,' he resumed presently. 'They not only forgive our unkindness to them; they justify it, they incite us to go on being perfectly horrid to them. Once they arrive at the supper-table they seem to enter thoroughly into the spirit of the thing. There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster.

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In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.

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Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

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Never," wrote Reginald to his most darling friend, "be a pioneer. It's the Early Christian that gets the fattest lion.

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Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.

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I did it-I who should have known better. I persuaded Reginald to go to the McKillops' garden-party against his will.
We all make mistakes occasionally.

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And in the sting and misery of his defeat, he began to chant loudly and defiantly the hymn of his threatened idol:
Sredni Vashtar went forth,
His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white.
His enemies called for peace, but he brought them death.
Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful.

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The fact of a leading organ of Evangelical thought being edited for two successive fortnights from Trouville and Monte Carlo was generally admitted to have been a mistake.

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Publishers always clamour for the books that no one has ever written, and turn a cold shoulder on them as soon as they're written. If St Paul were living now they would pester him to write an Epistle to the Esquimaux, but no London publisher would dream of reading his Epistle to the Ephesians.

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Pluralism is a merciful narcotic.

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When one has nothing left to one but memories, one guards and dusts them with especial care.

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In the same way, whenever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another, no one seems to think that there are people who might LIKE to kill their neighbours now and then.

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