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Brief author info: Saki (1870-1916) Pen name of Hector Hugh Munto. Scottish novelist and short-story writer.
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Life is full of its disappointments, and I suppose the art of being happy is to disguise them as illusions.
In baiting a mouse trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
The young have aspirations that never come to pass; the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
It is one of the consolations of middle-aged reformers that the good they inculcate must live after them if it is to live at all.
In baiting a mouse-trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
Women and elephants never forget an injury.
The hyena is said to laugh: but it is rather in the way in which the MP is said to utter 'an ironical cheer'.
I believe I once considerably scandalized her by declaring that clear soup was a more important factor in life than a clear conscience.
The young man turned to him with a disarming candour which instantly put him on his guard.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
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