Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.
George Bernard Shaw
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An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
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Don’t order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don’t know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
In a man’s letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives.