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American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“ELOQUENCE, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another --the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.”

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