Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

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And yet,’ said the locksmith, softening under this soothing process, and stopping to smile, ‘it MAY be nothing. Any drunken brawler trying to make his way into the house, would have alarmed a quiet soul like her. But then’—and here was the vexation—’how came it to be that man; how comes he to have this influence over her; how came she to favour his getting away from me; and, more than all, how came she not to say it was a sudden fright, and nothing more? It’s a sad thing to have, in one minute, reason to mistrust a person I have known so long, and an old sweetheart into the bargain; but what else can I do, with all this upon my mind!

The original is unfaithful to the translation. Jorge Luis Borges

(1899-1986) Argentine writer, essayist, and poet.

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You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for? – Bernadette Peters

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Love yourself first and everything falls into line.
– Lucille Ball

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Hey, bartender, a thousand pints of light! Second City Players


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When you’re the most happening person at the party, it’s time to leave.

― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

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I don’t think I’ve drunk enough beer to understand that.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

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Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. — Curt Vonnegut, Jr., Hocus Pocus, 1990

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Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.
― Criss Jami

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Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, Qld. : 1901 – 1936), Saturday 20 September 1930,

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