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Fate stalks us with depressing monotony from womb to tomb, and, when we are least expecting it, deals us a series of crushing blows from behind.
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
The English public doesn't really like Shakespeare; it prefers football.
Never neglect an opportunity to play leap-frog; it is the best of all games, and, unlike the terribly serious and conscientious pastimes of modern youth, will never become professionalized.
When people are old enough to know better they are old enough to do worse.
I am inclined to think that one's education has been in vain if one fails to learn that most schoolmasters are idiots.
There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles, except perhaps that of the titled for riches.
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All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
George Henry Lewes
February 20, 1887
April 9, 1964
Edward Hesketh Gibbons Pearson was a British actor, theatre director and writer. He is known mainly for his popular biographies; they made him the leading British biographer of his time, in terms of commercial success.
The Life of Oscar Wilde (1946)
A Life of Shakespeare (1942)
Smith of Smiths (1934)
Bernard Shaw (1941)
Gilbert and Sullivan (1935)
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