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  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    American politician of the Democratic Party 1900-1989
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    Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    American politician of the Democratic Party 1900-1989
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    Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Luxury
    Employ'd a Million of the Poor,
    And odious Pride a Million more;
    Envy it self, and Vanity,
    Were Ministers of Industry;
    Their darling Folly, Fickleness,
    In Diet, Furniture and Dress,
    That strange ridic'lous Vice, was made
    The very Wheel that turn'd the Trade.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 180, p. 10
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
  • Francois René de Chateaubriand
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
    French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768-1848
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
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    You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
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