The poorest education that teaches self-control is better than the best that neglects it.
The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
For a few political turncoats there is real excuse. One can hardly blame those whom one ministry have seen fit to throw overboard for having the strength to swim to the other side.
One of the vices of the virtue of decentralization is that people don't share ideas.
It is, I think, a good deal owing to the preponderance of the commercial element in Society that conversation has sunk to its present dull level of conventional chatter.
conversation is now pretty well a lost art.
A valuable qualification of a modern politician seems to be a capacity for concealing or explaining away the truth.
If all men and women were kept at some useful employment there would be less sorrow and wickedness in the world.
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