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Quote Left From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye.... Quote Right
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Quote Left A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. Quote Right
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Quote Left Yet they that know all things but know That all this life can give us is A child's laughter, a woman's kiss. Quote Right
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Quote Left Soldier, scholar, horseman, he, As 'twere all life's epitome. What made us dream that he could comb grey hair? Quote Right
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Quote Left Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. Quote Right
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Quote Left All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions Quote Right
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Quote Left Two girls in silk kimonos, both Beautiful, one a gazelle. Quote Right
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Quote Left Caught in that sensual music all neglect monuments of unaging intellect Quote Right
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Quote Left Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ecstasy is from the contemplation of things vaster than the individual and imperfectly seen perhaps, by all those that still live. Quote Right
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Quote Left Surely among a rich man's flowering lawns, Amid the rustle of his planted hills,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Quote Right
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Quote Left Half close your eyelids, loosen your hair,And dream about the great and their pride;They have spoken against you everywhere,But weigh this song with the great and their pride;I made it out of a mouthful of air,Their children's children shall say they have lied. Quote Right
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Quote Left How can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics? Quote Right
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Quote Left Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span; Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;... Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe in the practice and philosophy of what we have agreed to call magic, and what I must call the evocation of spirits, though I do not know what they are, in the power of creating magic illusions in the visions of truth in the depths of the minds when the eyes are closed. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ah! when the ghost begins to quicken, Confusion of the death-bed over, is it sent... Quote Right
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Quote Left Eyes spiritualised by death can judge, I cannot, but I am not content. Quote Right
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Quote Left For wisdom is the property of the dead, A something incompatible with life; and power,... Quote Right
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Quote Left And say my glory was I had such friends. Quote Right
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Quote Left All shuffle there; all cough in ink;All wear the carpet with their shoes;All think what other people think;All know the man their neighbour knows,Lord, what would they sayDid their Catullus walk that way? Quote Right
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Quote Left A living man is blind and drinks his drop. What matter if the ditches are impure? What matter if I live it all once more? Quote Right
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Quote Left The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am content to live it all again, And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man's ditch. Quote Right
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Quote Left yet it seems Life scarce can cast a fragrance on the wind,... Quote Right
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