So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
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