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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Novelist
Nation: British
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For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.

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It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.

Tags: Eyes, Heart, Mind

Have the courage of your desire.

Tags: Courage, Desire

Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.

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Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.

Tags: Money, Time, Truth

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.

Tags: Mankind, Nations, Stupidity

Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.

Tags: Money, Sense, Time

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.

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That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.

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The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.

Tags: Friend, Time, Work

The People in this Town began to inquire my Business, and because I did not readily inform them, they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should never go Home again Safe.

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When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.

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