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  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    Everybody likes to go their own way - to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    A devotion to humanity is... too easily equated with a devotion to a Cause, and Causes, as we know, are notoriously bloodthirsty.
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
  • Abba Goold Woolson
    Abba Goold Woolson
    American writer
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    American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
  • Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
    English writer 1930-2012
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    As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from death's vast sea, for their consciousness has entered into me.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    British writer
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    Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
  • Bryan Fuller
    Bryan Fuller
    American television writer and producer 1969-
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    I love horror, fantasy and sci-fi. Those are my genres of love and devotion.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    In order for a man to really understand himself he must be part of a nation; he must have some land of his own, a God of his own, a language of his own. Most of all he must have love and devotion for his own kind.
  • Scott O'Grady
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    It wasn't the reward that mattered or the recognition you might harvest. It was your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion - these were the things that counted in a life. When you gave purely, the honor came in the giving, and that was honor enough.
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