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  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    Finance, like time, devours its own children.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
    Charles Baudelaire
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    A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    English poet 1806-1861
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    Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
  • René Daumal
    René Daumal
    French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet 1908-1944
    René Daumal
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    Man is head, chest and stomach. Each of these animals operates, more often than not, individually. I eat, I feel, I even, although rarely, think. This jungle crawls and teems, is hungry, roars, gets angry, devours itself, and its cacophonic concert does not even stop when you are asleep.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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    This is the year which people will talk about
    This is the year which people will be silent about. The old see the young die.
    The foolish see the wise die. The earth no longer produces, it devours.
    The sky hurls down no rain, only iron.
    Source: Poems, 1913-1956 Finland 1940 [Finnland 1940] (1940), trans. Sammy
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
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    Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
    Source: Troilus and Cressida 2, 3
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