The ancient historians gave us delightful fiction in the form of fact; the modern novelist presents us with dull facts under the guise of fiction.

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.

Oh! I don’t think I would like to catch a sensible man. I shouldn’t know what to talk to him about.

Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. That

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