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“I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away”
“To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease.”
“An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead”
“Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?”
“"Twenty-three and a quarter minutes past," Uncle Matthew was saying furiously, "in precisely six and three-quarter minutes the damned fella will be late”
“Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry' is a aphorism which has saved many an English spinster from being treated like an Indian widow.”
“All the heat there was seemed to concentrate in the Hons' cupboard, which was always stifling. Here we would sit, huddled up on the slatted shelves, and talk for hours about life and death.”
“I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.”
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