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  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold.
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
    German-Jewish political writer and satirist 1786-1837
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    Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    If women's role in life is limited solely to housewife/mother, it clearly ends when she can no longer bear more children and the children she has borne leave home.
    Source: The Fountain of Age
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    It is no coincidence that while some major female artists have married, very few have borne children. The issue is not conservation of energy but imaginative integrity. Art is its own self-swelling, proof that the mind is greater than the body.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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    It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
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    Light half-believers of our casual creeds, who never deeply felt, nor clearly will d, whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds, whose vague resolves never have been fulfilled.
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
    German-Jewish political writer and satirist 1786-1837
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    Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne.
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    American writer 1897-1966
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    Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.
  • Bernard of Clairvaux
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    Burgundian abbot 1090-1153
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    My burden is light, said the blessed Redeemer, a light burden indeed, which carries him that bears it. I have looked through all nature for a resemblance of this, and seem to find a shadow of it in the wings of a bird, which are indeed borne by the creature, and yet support her flight towards heaven.
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
    German-Jewish political writer and satirist 1786-1837
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    Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death.
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