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" 'The soul is born old, but grows young. That is the comedy of life. The body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.' " Chapter 1, p. 3

" 'To be Greek one should have no clothes: to be mediaeval one should have no body: to be modern one should have no soul.' " Chapter 3, p. 69

" 'Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent among them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary.' " Chapter 5, p. 120

" 'To be either a Puritan, a prig or a preacher is a bad thing. To be all three at once reminds me of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.' " Chapter 7, p. 180

" 'It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances.' " Chapter 10, p. 261

" 'If we lived long enough...

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