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Quote Left Who so loves believes the impossible. Quote Right
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Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
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Quote Left Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true Quote Right
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Quote Left I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless. Quote Right
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Quote Left God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it. Quote Right
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Quote Left The devil's most devilish when respectable. Quote Right
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Quote Left He said true things, but called them by wrong names. Quote Right
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Quote Left I think it frets the saints in heaven to see How many desolate creatures on the earth Have learnt the simple dues of fellowship And social comfort, in a hospital. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whoso loves, believes the impossible. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Quote Right
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Quote Left A woman's always younger than a man of equal years. Quote Right
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Quote Left Think, In mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is art, But life upon the larger scale, the higher,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Since when was genius found respectable? Quote Right
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Quote Left Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. Quote Right
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Quote Left Eve is a twofold mystery. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; to which I would add, Let no one, till his death be called unhappy. Quote Right
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Quote Left A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite? Quote Right
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Quote Left Books succeed, and lives fail. Quote Right
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Quote Left And lips say God be pitiful, who never said, God be praised. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hurt a fly! He would not for the world: he's pitiful to flies even. Sing, says he, and tease me still, if that's your way, poor insect. Quote Right
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Quote Left No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books. Quote Right
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Quote Left Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor's done. Quote Right
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Quote Left Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl? Quote Right
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Quote Left A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, -- prate of woman's rights, of woman's mission, woman's function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, A woman's function plainly is... to talk. Poor souls, they are very reasonably vexed! Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Guess now who holds thee?'—'Death,' I said. But, there, The silver answer rang, . . . 'Not Death, but Love.' Quote Right
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Quote Left O rose, who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet, But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubblewheat,-- Kept seven years in a drawer, thy titles shame thee. Quote Right
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Quote Left The place is all awave with trees, Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded, Acacias having drunk the lees Of the night-dew, fain headed, And wan, grey olive-woods, which seem The fittest foliage for a dream. Quote Right
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