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  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    American writer 1925-
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    But when I don't smoke I scarcely feel as if I'm living. I don't feel as if I'm living unless I'm killing myself.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
  • Carlo Collodi
    Carlo Collodi
    Italian author, humorist and journalist 1826-1890
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    He had scarcely told the lie when his nose, which was already long, grew at once two fingers longer.
    Source: Pinocchio (1892)
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It was his peculiar happiness that he scarcely ever found a stranger whom he did not leave a friend; but it must likewise be added, that he had not often a friend long without obliging him to become a stranger.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.
  • Thomas Arnold
    Thomas Arnold
    English educator and historian 1795-1842
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    My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
  • Benjamin Jowett
    Benjamin Jowett
    British theologian 1817-1893
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    Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard - both as regards the monuments and the inscriptions. Scarcely a word of true poetry anywhere.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.
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