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Nicknames

No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

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