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  • Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Ancient Greek comic playwright 446BC-386BC
    Aristophanes
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    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?
  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. 1835-1922
    Lyman Abbott
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    A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
  • Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
    Emile Durkheim
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    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
  • S. Leacock
    S. Leacock
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    Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
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