Quotes by English authors


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"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy"
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"And all may do what has by man been done"
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"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities"
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"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens"
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"On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows"
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"A loving heart is the truest wisdom"
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"Silence does not always mark wisdom"
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"Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours"
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"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible"
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"Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind"
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"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom"
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"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them"
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"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart"
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"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"
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"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
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"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
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"Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!"
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"Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment"
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"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science"
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"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
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"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding"
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"I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way"
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"A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places"
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"I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends"
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"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity"
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"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
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"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age"
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