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William Makepeace Thackeray



    Life is the soul's nursery -Its training place for the destinies of eternity.

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    There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.

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    What peace, what love, what truth, what beauty, what happiness for all, what generous kindness for you and me, are here spread out!

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    A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.

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    Though small was your allowance,You saved a little store:And those who save a littleShall get a plenty more.

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    Humor is wit and love.

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    And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers oftener! We can't resist them, if they do. Let them show ever so little inclination, and men go down on their knees at once: old or ugly, it is all the same. And this I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry whom she likes. Only let us be thankful that the darlings are like the beasts of the field, and don't know their own power. They would overcome us entirely if they did.

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