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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
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    Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
    Quentin Crisp
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    However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
    Walter Savage Landor
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    I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
  • John Millington Synge
    John Millington Synge
    Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer 1871-1909
    John Millington Synge
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    In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest - usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation - and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
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    Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    The wisdom of others remains dull till it is writ over with our own blood. We are essentially apart from the world; it bursts into our consciousness only when it sinks its teeth and nails into us.
  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien
    American novelist 1946-
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    The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory.
    Source: Tomcat in Love (2011) 4
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    French writer 1900-1944
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    When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.
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