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" You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. "

Mortimer Adler
" Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. "

W. H. Auden
" False enchantment can last a lifetime. "

W. H. Auden
" Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. "

W. H. Auden
" No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. "

W. H. Auden
" One cannot review a bad book without showing off. "

W. H. Auden
" Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. "

W. H. Auden
" We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. "

W. H. Auden
" One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. "

Walter Bagehot
" The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. "

Walter Bagehot
" The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. "

Walter Bagehot
" The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. "

Walter Bagehot
" The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. "

Walter Bagehot
" The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. "

Walter Bagehot
" It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. "

Walter Bagehot
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