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'A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.'

'Elegance is inferior to virtue.'

'I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves'

'Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos'

'It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason'

'It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.'

'Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.'

'My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free'

Born in Kings Cross, London
Died in Bournemouth, Dorset
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Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same - Oliver Goldsmith
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On this day:
First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984
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