1812-1870. British novelist.
Philosophers are only men in armor after all.
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A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
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A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
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It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
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A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
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Minerva House was ''a finishing establishment for young ladies,'' where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.
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Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
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We know, Mr. Weller -- we, who are men of the world -- that a good uniform must work its way with the women, sooner or later.
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A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
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