"It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all."
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"Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it."
"There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out."
"Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality."
"Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality."
"To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity."
"Forbidden things have a secret charm."
"Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull."
"A mere scholar, a mere ass."
"When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant."
"I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency."
"A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher."
"A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it."
"The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything."
"Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power."
"There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron."
"A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing."
"He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes."
"I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen."
"No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy."
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