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Pseudonym Peter Porcupine, English popular journalist, champion of traditional rural England against the Industrial Revolution, 1763-1835
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You never know what you can do till you try”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Christian religion, then, is not an affair of preaching, or prating, or ranting, but of taking care of the bodies as well as the souls of people; not an affair of belief and of faith and of professions, but an affair of doing good, and especially to those who are in want; not an affair of fire and brimstone, but an affair of bacon and read, beer and a bed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I view the tea-drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frome, an engender of effeminacy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.”
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