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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  • Henry S. Haskins
    Henry S. Haskins
    American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
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    Discontent follows ambition like a shadow.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
  • Pindar
    Pindar
    Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes 522-443 BC
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    Men are the dreams of a shadow.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
  • Adelbert von Chamisso
    Adelbert von Chamisso
    German poet and botanist 1781-1838
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    A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
  • Achille Poincelot
    Achille Poincelot
    French aphorism writer 19th century
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    A woman's faults, be they never so small, cast a shadow which all her virtues cannot dispel.
  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC
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    Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
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