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  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
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    Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
  • Pam Brown
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    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    And if he dies, take him and cut him into little stars and he will make
    the face of heaven so fine that everyone will fall in love with night.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
  • Paul E. Little
    Paul E. Little
    American Christian author
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    Bible study is like eating peanuts. The more you eat, the more you want to eat.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    British journalist, statesman 1838-1923
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    Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
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