If it was my business, I wouldn't talk about it. It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbroker's do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
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Better to be a laughing-stock than lose the fort for fear of being one.
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I would prefer to have one comfortable room well stocked with books to all you could give me in the way of decoration which the highest art could supply.
Tough to part; lock, stock and barrel. Something remains, like recognizable tastes and smells, which kindle the faculty of memory, yea-pricks the soul.
I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.
Woman was domesticated so that man could be tamed. When will we unite and rise up against the livestock?
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