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William D. Arnot Quotes

Scottish clergy
(1808 - 1875)

Men are born to trouble at first, and are exercised in it all their days. - There is a cry at the beginning of life and a groan at the end of it.

The idea that the theatre is managed in accordance with pure morals is a vain imagination. Those who build and manage theatres do so with the view of a good investment and profitable employment. They know the taste of their customers. They must either conform to these tastes, or lose money by opposing them. A theatre conducted on such principles as would make it safe to the morals of youth would not pay its proprietor.