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  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Real good breeding, as the people have it here, is one of the finest things now going in the world. The careful avoidance of all discussion, the swift hopping from topic to topic, does not agree with me; but the graceful style they do it with is beyond that of minuets!
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
    John Maynard Keynes
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    The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a color. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
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