Quotes by Thomas Love Peacock

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Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
What is marriage, but the most sordid of bargains, the most cold and slavish of all the forms of commerce?
Marriage is . . . a lottery, and the less choice and selection a man bestows on his ticket the better; for if he has incurred considerable pains and expense to obtain a lucky number, and his lucky number proves a blank, he experiences not a simple, but a complicated disappointment; the loss of labour and money being superadded to the disappointment of drawing a blank, which, constituting simply and entirely the grievance of him who has chosen his ticket at random, is, from its simplicity, the more endurable.

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