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A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.
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Advice to persons about to marry - don't.
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Any stall-keeper will leave his stall untended to get his dinner, his neighbour acting for him; sometimes he will leave it to enjoy a game at skittles.
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Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved.
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But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system.
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But though such be my ultimate object, let me here confess that my immediate aim is the elimination of the truth; without this, of course, all other principles must be sheer sentimentality - sentiments being, to my mind, opinions engendered by the feelings rather than the judgment.
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Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
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I heard on all hands that the costers never steal from one another, and never wink at any one stealing from a neighbouring stall.
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I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's Charter were in the habit of assembling.
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In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity.
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It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
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It may appear anomalous to speak of the literature of an uneducated body, but even the costermongers have their tastes for books.
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Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings.
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The attainment of the truth, then, will be my primary aim; but by the truth. I wish it to be understood, I mean something more than the bare facts.
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The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.
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The costermongers' boys will, I am informed, cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them.
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The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it.
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The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
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There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the centres of particular manufactures.
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We have witnessed how, instinct with all the elements of manhood and beasthood, the qualities of the beast are principally developed in him, while those of the man are stunted in their growth.
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We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles.
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We then journeyed on to London Street, down which the tidal ditch continues its course.
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