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Page 29 - If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Page 20 - No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with only a single thread.
Page 97 - A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick ; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick.
Page 26 - He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become as wise at sixty as he thought himself at twenty.
Page 45 - It varies in different cities," said Colonel Albert. "In some there is considerable culture, and then refinement of life always follows." "Yes, but whatever they may be, they will always be colonial. What is colonial necessarily lacks originality. A country that borrows its language, its laws, * and its religion, cannot have its inventive powers much developed. They got civilised very soon, but their civilisation was second-hand." "Perhaps their inventive powers may develop themselves in other ways,"...
Page 10 - There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Page 103 - When a man begins to go down hill he finds everything greased for the occasion, says a philosopher, who might have added that when he tries to climb up he finds everything greased for the occasion, too.
Page 12 - The tombstone is about the only thing that can stand upright and lie on its face at the same time.
Page 31 - It would never do to elect women to all offices. If a female sheriff should visit the residence of a handsome man and explain to his jealous wife that she had an attachment for him, there would be a vacancy in that office in about two minutes. The heroine of a popular novel is described as so timid that " she would faint at the sight of a mouse.