Some circumstancial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.

Not that the story needs to be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.

I have three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for company.

Byron Dobell

Every generation is convinced there has been a deplorable breakdown of manners.

The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

What I have been taught, I have forgotten. What I know, I have guessed.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Never speak ill of yourself. Your friends will always say enough on that subject.

It is useless to attempt to reason a person out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.


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