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Quote Left Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. Quote Right
Quote Left The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. Quote Right
Quote Left There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer /committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. Quote Right
Quote Left More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. Quote Right
Quote Left No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; / Am an attendant lord. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not approve the extermination of the enemy; the policy of exterminating or, as it is barbarously said, liquidating enemies, is one of the most alarming developments of modern war and peace, from the point of view of those who desire the survival Quote Right
Quote Left Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. Quote Right
Quote Left People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events. Quote Right
Quote Left Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative. Quote Right
Quote Left An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. Quote Right
Quote Left In my beginning is my end. Quote Right
Quote Left The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying. Quote Right
Quote Left The clock has stopped in the dark. Quote Right
Quote Left Tenants of the house, / Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season. Quote Right
Quote Left Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature. Quote Right
Quote Left Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. Quote Right
Quote Left Donne, I suppose, was such another / Who found no substitute for sense. / To seize and clutch and penetrate; / Expert beyond experience. Quote Right
Quote Left Where is the Life we have lost in living? Quote Right
Quote Left And indeed there will be time/ To wonder, Do I dare? and, Do I dare?/ Time to turn back and descend the stair,/ With a bald spot in the middle of my hair. . ./ Do I dare/ Disturb the universe? Quote Right
Quote Left There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness. Quote Right
Quote Left How will you find good? It is not a thing of choice; it is a river that flows from the foot of the invisible throne, and flows by the path of obedience Quote Right
Quote Left It�s never too late to be who you might have been! Quote Right
Quote Left Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances. Quote Right
Quote Left The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world Quote Right
Quote Left It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon Quote Right
Quote Left In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's. Quote Right
Quote Left Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day. Quote Right
Quote Left There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder. Quote Right
Quote Left Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. Quote Right