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“Good breed­ing con­sists in con­ceal­ing how much we think of our­selves and how lit­tle we think of the other per­son.” Mark Twain, quoted in The Times “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must reg­u­larly stop what­ever it is we are do­ing and de­vote our at­ten­tion to eat­ing.” Lu­ciano Pavarotti, quoted in The Times “In pol­i­tics, noth­ing is ever so good or so bad as it first seems.” Wil­lie Whitelaw, quoted in The Daily Tele­graph “Of course I be­lieve in luck. How else does one ex­plain the suc­cess of those you don’t like?” Jean Cocteau, quoted on The­browser.com “When false­hood can look so much like the truth, who can as­sure them­selves of cer­tain hap­pi­ness?” Mary Shel­ley, quoted in The Wall Street Jour­nal “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edi­son, quoted in the Bis­marck, ND, Tri­bune “Hope is a pro­jec­tion of the imag­i­na­tion; so is de­spair. De­spair all too read­ily embraces the ills it fore­sees.” Thorn­ton Wilder, quoted on Art­sjour­nal.com “I fought for the lead­er­ship of the Con­ser­va­tive party, and the Con­ser­va­tive party fought back.” Michael Gove at The Spec­ta­tor’s Par­lia­men­tar­ian Awards

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