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Quote Left Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Quote Right
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Quote Left Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. Quote Right
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Quote Left What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. Quote Right
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Quote Left In wilderness is the preservation of the world. Quote Right
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Quote Left The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. Friendship Quote Right
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Quote Left The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Friendship Quote Right
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Quote Left If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Quote Right
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Quote Left The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. Quote Right
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Quote Left Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. Quote Right
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Quote Left I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. Quote Right
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Quote Left Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. Quote Right
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Quote Left The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. Quote Right
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Quote Left Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Quote Right
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Quote Left Be not simply good - be good for something. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. Quote Right
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Quote Left While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons I trust that nothing can make life a burden to me. Quote Right
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Quote Left The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. Quote Right
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Quote Left The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust cau... Quote Right
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Quote Left When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. Quote Right
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Quote Left I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. Quote Right
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Quote Left The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals. Quote Right
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Quote Left In my cheapest moments I am apt to think that it is n't my business to be 'seeking the spirit,' but as much its business to be seeking me. Quote Right
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Quote Left Things do not change; we change. Quote Right
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Quote Left Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink, I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish fill the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. Quote Right
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