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  • …always called her, when she sufficiently overcame her dread of this formidable personage to mention her at all (which was seldom), had been married to a husband younger than herself, who was very handsome, except in the sense of the homely adage, ’handsome is, that handsome does’ — for he was strongly suspected of having beaten Miss Betsey, and even of having once, on a disputed question of supplies, made some hasty but determined arrangements to throw her out of a two pair of stairs’…

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  • Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
  • That experience is the parent of wisdom, is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton

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