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On Moving House: Basil Boothroyd

On moving house, the first candidates for the dustbin are your rose-coloured glasses with special hindsight. Basil Boothroyd 1910-88 Let’s Move House (1977)

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Optimism: Bernard Baruch

A man sentenced to death obtained a reprieve by assuring the king that he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year—on condition that if he didn’t succeed, he would be put to death at the end of … Continue reading

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The Compensations Of Growing Old: Lady Astor

I have always hated the idea of growing old because of all the things old age would prevent me from doing; but now having grown old, I find that the things I am prevented from doing are things I no … Continue reading

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