"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."

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A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

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A room without books is like a body without a soul.

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All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Defendant (1901)

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An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.

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Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

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By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

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Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried.

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Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

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