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Electricity is of two kinds, p...

Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.

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the attempt to make the consum...

the attempt to make the consumption of beer criminal is as silly and as futile as if you passed a law to send a man to jail for eating cucumber salad

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Advertising may be described a...

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

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A half truth, like half a bric...

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

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If I were founding a universit...

If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room; next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.

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The classics are only primitiv...

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

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A half truth, like half a bric...

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

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Golf may be played on Sunday, ...

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.

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What we call creative work, ou...

What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.

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It takes a good deal of physic...

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

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Алла Пугачева и клавишник группы «Рецитал» Игорь Николаев ищут где бы выпить за любовь. 1984 г. Моника Белуччи и Софи Марсо. Люк Эванс, Орландо Блум и Питер Джексон отдыхают на съемочной площадке «Хоб...