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The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

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This is why the clergyman is so often called a vicar—he being the person whose vicarious goodness is to stand for that of those entrusted to his charge.

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We must judge men not so much by what they, as by what they make us feel that they have it in them to do. If a man has done enough in either painting, music, or the affairs of life, to make me feel that I might trust him in an emergency he has done enough.

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t is far safer to know too little than too much. People will condemn the one, though they will resent being called upon to exert themselves to follow the other.

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Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime.

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There are two classes of people in this world, those who sin, and those who are sinned against; if a man must belong to either, he had better belong to the first than to the second.

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The principal business of life is to enjoy it.

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To me it seems that youth is like spring, an overpraised season-- delightful if it happen to be a favoured one, but in practice very rarely favoured and more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.

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If people who are in a difficulty will only do the first little reasonable thing which they can clearly recognize as reasonable, they will always find the next step more easy both to see and take.

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A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage--but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

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