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Quote Left Eternal passion! Eternal pain! Quote Right
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Quote Left Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. Quote Right
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Quote Left But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chok'd souls to fill, And we forget because we must, And not because we will. Quote Right
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Quote Left I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today. Quote Right
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Quote Left Journalism is literature in a hurry Quote Right
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Quote Left Cruel, but composed and bland, Dumb, inscrutable and grand, So Tiberius might have sat, Had Tiberius been a cat. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...what thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly. Quote Right
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Quote Left One moment, on the rapid's top, our boat Hung poised —and then the darting river of Life... Quote Right
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Quote Left Truth sits upon the lips of dying men Quote Right
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Quote Left Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery. Quote Right
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Quote Left If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success. Quote Right
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Quote Left And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty's heightening... Quote Right
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Quote Left The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence. Quote Right
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Quote Left The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. Quote Right
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Quote Left The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. Quote Right
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Quote Left The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;— Quote Right
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Quote Left Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking at it that one overcomes it but, rather, often by working on the one next to it. Certain people and certain things require to be approached on an angle. Quote Right
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Quote Left Greatness is a spiritual condition. Quote Right
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Quote Left Resolve to be thyself and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Quote Right
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Quote Left Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances. Quote Right
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Quote Left The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes. Quote Right
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Quote Left The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion. Quote Right
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