Quotes: earth

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  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Irish poet 1779-1852
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    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
  • Ouida
    Ouida
    English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
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    In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness - calling their denial knowledge.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield
    New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
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    Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward Hoagland
    American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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    The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas Wolfe
    American writer and journalist 1931-
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    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
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