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It is very hard to discover the exact point where the idiom one has formed to
express oneself has lost its tang . As Dr Johnson said : ' He that has once
studiously formed a style , rarely writes afterwards with complete ease . '
Admirably as I think ...
I take the goodness of the good for granted and I am amused when I discover
their defects or their vices ; I am touched when I see the goodness of the wicked
and I am willing enough to shrug a tolerant shoulder at their wickedness . I am
many books to discover what the authorities had to say that made the matter a
little plainer . I have known intimately a great many persons who were absorbed
in the arts . I am afraid that neither from them nor from books have I learnt much
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review