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It is tact that is golden, not silence.

It is tact that is golden, not silence.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Tact Quotes,
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Shear swine, all cry and no wool.

Shear swine, all cry and no wool.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Swine Quotes,
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But still his tongue ran on, the less
Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

But still his tongue ran on, the less
Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Talk Quotes,
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For as our modern wits behold,
Mounted a pick-back on the old,
Much farther off, much further read more

For as our modern wits behold,
Mounted a pick-back on the old,
Much farther off, much further he,
Rais'd on his aged Beast, could see.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The truest characters of ignorance
Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

The truest characters of ignorance
Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ignorance Quotes,
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