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COMFORT

A man will do anything, no matter what it is, to secure his spiritual comfort; and he can neither be forced nor persuaded to any act which has not that goal for its object.
- What Is Man?
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Night doesn't last always; day has got to break some time or other. Every silver lining has a cloud behind it, as the poet says; and that remark has always cheered me, though I never could see any meaning to it. Everybody uses it, though, and everybody gets comfort out of it.
- The Gilded Age

As for me, give me comfort first, and style afterwards.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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