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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That is not the best sermon which makes the hearers go away talking to one another, and praising the speaker, but which makes them go away thoughtful and serious, and hastening to be alone”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He [Halifax] had said that he had known many kicked downstairs, but he never knew any kicked upstairs before.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . for the most part the worst instructed, and the least knowing of any of their rank, I ever went amongst.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . it a great error to waste young gentlemen's years so long in learning Latin by so tedious a grammar.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One of the strangest catastrophes that is in any history. A great king, with strong armies and mighty fleets, a great treasure and powerful allies, fell all at once, and his whole strength, like a spider's web, was . . . irrecoverably broken at a touch.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Duke of Buckingham gave me once a short but severe character of the two brothers. It was the more severe, because it was true: the King (he said) could see things if he would, and the Duke would see things if he could.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“. . . was apt to suffer things to run on till there was a great heap of papers laid before him, so then he signed them a little too precipitately.”

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