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'A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be.'

'Always be a little kinder than necessary.'

'Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.'

'Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that'

'Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.'

'For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.'

'God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.'

'I am not young enough to know everything.'

'I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.'

'It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.'

Born in Kirriemuir, Angus and Dundee
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No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure. - Thomas Hardy
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