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  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    If she [America] forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.
    Source: On America, in Remembrance Rock (1948)
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
  • Jean Anouilh
    Jean Anouilh
    French playwright 1910-1987
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    An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
  • Bret Harte
    Bret Harte
    American short story writer and poet 1836-1902
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    And then, for an old man like me, it's not exactly right,
    This kind o' playing soldier with no enemy in sight.
    Source: East and West Poems, Part I The Old Major Explains
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    As for being much known by sight, and pointed out, I cannot comprehend the honor that lies withal; whatsoever it be, every mountebank has it more than the best doctor.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
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