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It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
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Victor Hugo Quotes

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that Cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings.
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.
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P.J. O'Rourke Quotes

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When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
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Peter Drucker Quotes

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I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
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Anne Frank Quotes

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I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world. The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.
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George Gissing Quotes

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
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Unknown Author Quotes

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Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.
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Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
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Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Man is nature's sole mistake.
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W.S. Gilbert Quotes

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Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.
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Walter Savage Landor Quotes

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The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
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Sophocles Quotes

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The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
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George Meredith Quotes

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Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
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François La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
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Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes

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No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.
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Jack Kerouac Quotes

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The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.
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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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He had an astringent spirit, the sort of fellow who uses dehydrated onion when the recipe calls for fresh, not because he's out but solely on principle.
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Emme Woodhull-Bäche Quotes

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Twice two makes four seems to me simply a piece of insolence. Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting. I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky Quotes

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