Quotes: would

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  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
    Lydia M. Child
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    A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
  • The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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    He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
    Sidney J. Harris
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    If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, ''You Only Live Once.''
  • Luther Burbank
    Luther Burbank
    American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer 1849-1926
    Luther Burbank
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    If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
  • Orison Swett Marden
    Orison Swett Marden
    American inspirational author 1848-1924
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    Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
  • Remy de Gourmont
    Remy de Gourmont
    French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright 1858-1915
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    The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    ''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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    A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    English theologian 1801-1890
    John Henry Newman
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    A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
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