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  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry Bolingbroke
    British politician 1678-1751
    Henry Bolingbroke
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    The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
    Henry Miller
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    The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    Those who get their living by their daily labor... have nothing to stir them up to be serviceable but their wants which it is a prudence to relieve, but folly to cure.
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
    American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
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    Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
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