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- It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
- Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
- There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
- I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down. If you have any knowledge of our literature, and can give me the name of any man, American born and bred, who has anatomized our follies as a people, and not as this or that party; and who has escaped the foulest and most brutal slander, the most inveterate hatred and intolerant pursuit; it will be a strange name in my ears, believe me.
- Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
- Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!