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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: English
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No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.

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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.

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The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.

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The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.

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There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.

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There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it.

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There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

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We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.

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We talk on principal, but act on motivation.

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We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.

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The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

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Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

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Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.

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We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.

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Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

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Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.

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My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.

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A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.

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Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.

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Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.

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The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.

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Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.

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An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

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Delay in justice is injustice.

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Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.

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We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.

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Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

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Consult duty not events.

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Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.

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Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

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Great men always pay deference to greater.

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I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.

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In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.

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Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.

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No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.

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