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We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
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Thornton Wilder Quotes

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The historian has been the hearth at which the soul of the country has been kept alive.
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John Morley Quotes

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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
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Eleonora Duse Quotes

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I am a man, and alive... For this reason I am a novelist. And being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog.
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D.H. Lawrence Quotes

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We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
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Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
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James Truslow Adams Quotes

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Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

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Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.
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I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.
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Dame Edith Sitwell Quotes

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When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
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Sophocles Quotes

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It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
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Earl Warren Quotes

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One must desire something to be alive.
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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
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Gilbert Highet Quotes

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The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
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Johnnetta Betsch Cole Quotes

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I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainty that just to be alive is a grand thing.
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Cyril Connolly Quotes

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People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.
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Marcel Proust Quotes

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There's opportunity in poker... If Horace Greeley were alive today, his advice wouldn't be "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country." Instead, he'd point to that deck of cards on table and say, "Shuffle up and deal."
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The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
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