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"Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left."

"The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality."

"The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing."

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

"There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

"My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."

"I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country."

"The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality."

"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."

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    • some thing planned to look natural
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