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  • 11.
    A thick stick in one's hand makes people respectful.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. The Professor, Sylvie and Bruno, Macmillan (1889).

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  • 12.
    You evidently do not suffer from "quotation-hunger" as I do! I get all the dictionaries of quotations I can meet with, as I always want to know where a quotation comes from.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Aug. 28, 1890, to R.H. Collins. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • 13.
    "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch. II, Macmillan (1865).
  • 14.
    Suspense is one of the most delightful feelings that you can have! It is the feeling you get, when you have sat down to dinner, and the cook sends word that "it won't be ready for another hour."
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Dec. 22, 1892, to Olive Butler. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • 15.
    Which form of proverb do you prefer—"Better late than never," or "Better never than late"?
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, April 11, 1887, to Marion Miller. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • 16.
    I'm beginning to think that the proper definition of "Man" is "an animal that writes letters."
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 14, 1887, to Marion Terry. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 17.
    In fact, now I come to think of it, do we decide questions, at all? We decide answers, no doubt: but surely the questions decide us? It is the dog, you know, that wags the tail—not the tail that wags the dog.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 8, 1886, to Marion Richards. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 18.
    Some children have the most disagreeable way of getting grown-up
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, April 17, 1868, to Agnes Argles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 19.
    I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, June 9, 1892, to Mrs. Herbert Beerbohm Tree. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • 20.
    Where one is hopelessly undecided as to what to say, there (as Confucius would have said, if they had given him the opportunity) silence is golden.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, May 17, 1878, to Edith Denman. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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