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'All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little'

'Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same'

'Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.'

'Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.'

'I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well'

'I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine'

'Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.'

'Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall'

'Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall'

'People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy'

'You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.'

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Died in London
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I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt - George Orwell
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Henry II Crowned at Westminster Abbey - 1154, Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol' - 1843, BBC World Service Begins - 1932, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - 1981
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