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Margot Asquith
(1864-1945) born on
Feb 02
English author. She was an eccentric, outspoken and shrewd influence on social, fashionable English life.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.

He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
No one ever pruned me. If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Autobiography/ 1922
R: Referring to F. E. Smith. As I Remember."
A: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
N: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
K: The Autobiography of Margot Asquith," Ch. 17

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