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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: American
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A man is known by the company his mind keeps.

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I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.

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Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.

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No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.

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There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can't find a parent who will admit that it is his child.

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.

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The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.

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The ocean moans over dead men's bones.

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They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

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True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

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What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.

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Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.

Tags: Age, Become, Themselves
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