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Thomas Love Peacock

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.

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A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.

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I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.

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Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.

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I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.

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Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.

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Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.

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There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.

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Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.

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Life's Uncertain Day

The briefest part of life's uncertain day,
Youth's lovely blossom, hastes to swift decay:
While love, wine, song, enhance our gayest mood
Old age creeps on, nor thought, nor understood.

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