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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
    Bernard Levin
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    His absent-minded scientist, Dr. Strabismus (whom God Preserve) of Utrecht, had to his credit a list of inventions that included 'a leather grape', 'a revolving wheelbarrow', 'a hollow glass walking stick for keeping very small flannel shirts in...
  • Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner
    American politician and U.S. Senator 1811-1874
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    I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Irish poet 1779-1852
    Thomas Moore
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    Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, when absent souls in fancy meet.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
    Lewis Carroll
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    ''If everybody minded their own business,'' the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, ''the world would go round a deal faster than it does.''
    Source: Alice in wonderland
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl Nightingale
    American radio speaker and author 1921-1989
    Earl Nightingale
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    A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
    Robert Frost
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    A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
    Elizabeth Bowen
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    Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
  • Homer
    Homer
    Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
    Homer
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    Achilles absent was Achilles still!
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
    Ernest Hemingway
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    All you can be sure about in a political-minded writer is that if his work should last you will have to skip the politics when you read it. Many of the so-called politically enlisted writers change their politics frequently . Perhaps it can be respected as a form of the pursuit of happiness.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    English novelist 1899-1966
    C. S. Forester
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    Although she herself was ill enough to justify being in bed had been a person weak-minded enough to give up, Rose Sawyer could see that her brother, the Reverend Samuel Sayer, was far more ill.
  • Bainbridge Colby
    Bainbridge Colby
    American politician and attorney 1869-1950
    Bainbridge Colby
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    And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.
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