What does this saying mean? "Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy perhaps."
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- A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
- Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
- The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.
"Chocolate" quote 
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
This one is certainly making the rounds on the Internet and Facebook. Can anyone find a source? Doesn't sound like Dickens to me. It sounds like something Winnie the Pooh would say about honey. (And in a Disney cartoon at that, not the original Milne.) Anyone?
- It's wrong. It comes from The Printwick Papers (a merchandising Web site), not Dickens' Pickwick Papers, but idiots have been passing it around erroneously for years. See CL4.org for an explanation. 18.104.22.168 22:22, 5 March 2012 (UTC)