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The truth of anything at all doesn't lie in someone's account of it. It lies in all the small facts of the time. An advertisement in a paper, the sale of a house, the price of a ring.
The builder had lacked an architect's eye. He had used the idiom of the time, but it had apparently not been native to him.
In hospitals there was no time off for good behavior.
The worst of pushing horrible things down into one's subconscious is that when they pop up again they are as fresh as if they had been in a refrigerator. You haven't allowed time to get at them to — to mould them over a little.
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In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
July 25, 1896
February 13, 1952
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