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The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

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Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

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