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The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
A building is a string of events belonging together.
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being- we can do it!
Time is that in which all things pass away.
We are all afraid - for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. The personal commitment and the emotional commitment working together as one, has made the Ascent of Man.
Fortune makes him fool, whom she makes her darling.
If a book is worth reading at all, it is worth reading more than once. Suspense is the lowest of excitants, designed to take your breath away when the brain and heart crave to linger in nobler enjoyment. Suspense drags you on; appreciation causes you to linger.
For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism, without the coxcomb's feathers.
Find a need and fill it.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next, or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
The rich can be "eccentric," the poor have to be considered "nuts."
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
You will find the Americans much as the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar, bustling people more vigorous than we are and also more idle, with more unspoiled virtues but also more corrupt.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
I came, I saw, I concurred.
The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming, and what one has in fact become.


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