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Horace Walpole
(1717-1797) born on
Sep 24
English novelist, letter writer. He is remembered for his 3,000 charming letters about England.
         
   
F
Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.

R
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
A
Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold.
N
In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
K
It was easier to conquer it than to know what to do with it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
R: In "A Kick in the Seat of the Pants," by Roger von Oech, 1986.
A: Letter, 3 Jul 1752.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 27 Mar 1772.
   


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