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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
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Jolie hypothèse elle explique tant de choses.
  A pretty hypothesis which explains many things.
        Quoted by Mr. Asquith, Speech in Parliament, March 29, 1917, as “a saying of a witty Frenchman.”
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  Denn wenn sich Jemand versteckt erklärt, so ist Nichts unhöflicher als eine neue Frage.
  For when any one explains himself guardedly, nothing is more uncivil than to put a new question.
        Jean Paul Richter—Hesperus. II.
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