There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
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- Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
- Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
- I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
- Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
- Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
- There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.