Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way - who husbands it too carefully to waste it where it can be dispensed with
Quote by Samuel Butler
There is no bore like a clever bore.
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Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
Love is a boy, by poets styled, Then spare the rod, and spoil the child
My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep...
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music...
Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should...
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he...
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on...
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
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The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest...
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the...
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
To be at all is to be religious more or less
Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.