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Charles Lamb

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Nay, rather,
Plant divine, of rarest virtue;
Blisters on the tongue would hurt you.

 
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Someone will say: Yes, Socrates, but cannot you hold your tongue, and then you may go into a foreign city, and no one will interfere with you? Now I have great difficulty in making you understand my answer to this. For if I tell you that this would be a disobedience to a divine command, and therefore that I cannot hold my tongue, you will not believe that I am serious; and if I say that the greatest good of a man is daily to converse about virtue, and all that concerning which you hear me examining myself and others, and that the life which is unexamined is not worth living ó that you are still less likely to believe.

 
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If you want to know what to do with a thief that you may find stealing, I say kill him on the spot, and never suffer him to commit another iniquity. That is what I expect I shall do, though never, in the days of my life, have I hurt a man with the palm of my hand. I never have hurt any person any other way except with this unruly member, my tongue.

 
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You would think that pot had some kind of power; I mean come on, itís a plant, not a reason for living. Controlled by a plant, how hilarious. A plant! A f**king plant!

 
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