I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.
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Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
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Remote and ineffectual don.
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Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
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Be at the pains of putting down every single item of expenditure whatsoever every day which could possibly be twisted into a professional expense and remember to lump in all the doubtfuls.
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When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
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It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
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I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
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The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
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It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
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Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
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Belloc, Hilaire

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