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And whenever he spoke (which he did almost always), he took care to produce the very finest and longest words of which the vocabulary gave him the use, rightly judging that it was as cheap to employ a handsome, large, and sonorous epithet, as to use a little stingy one. ~ Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray "A word in earnest is as good as a speech." ~ Bleak House by Charles Dickens Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. ~ Dolly Dialogues by Anthony Hope "Really it is very wholesome exercise, this trying to make one's words represent one's thoughts, instead of merely looking to their effect on others." ~ Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell The world prefers decorum to honesty. ~ Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith "Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out!" ~ Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter Whatever may be said about the power of the press, it is undeniable that it can set the entire public thinking and talking about any topic. ~ That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner I talk half the time to find out my own thoughts, as a school-boy turns his pockets inside out to see what is in them. One brings to light all sorts of personal property he had forgotten in his inventory. ~ The Poet at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Nobody talks much that doesn't say unwise things,--things he did not mean to say; as no person plays much without striking a false note sometimes. ~ The Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks? ~ The Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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