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Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.


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A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.



The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.



Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.



Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.

Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.



Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.



We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.

We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.



A statue in a garden is to be considered as one part of a scene or landscape.

A statue in a garden is to be considered as one part of a scene or landscape.



Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.



The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.

The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.



The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.

The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.





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When life doesn't meet your expectations, it was important to take it with grace.

When life doesn't meet your expectations, it was important to take it with grace.



She ordered a martini and encouraged me to, but said she couldn't drink it with her medication. She just liked seeing it in front of her, like the old days, all set to do its little magic.

She ordered a martini and encouraged me to, but said she couldn't drink it with her medication. She just liked seeing it in front of her, like the old days, all set to do its little magic.



Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.

Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.



It is in changing that things find purpose.

It is in changing that things find purpose.



I think the whole definition of a geek is somebody being passionate and focused, and being proud of saying that they're passionate and focused, on a narrow range of subjects.

I think the whole definition of a geek is somebody being passionate and focused, and being proud of saying that they're passionate and focused, on a narrow range of subjects.



I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.

I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.



I suppose life is a little like that, isn't it, a message in a bottle pitched out to sea, to be carried by the winds and the tides, washing up on the beaches we could never imagine.

I suppose life is a little like that, isn't it, a message in a bottle pitched out to sea, to be carried by the winds and the tides, washing up on the beaches we could never imagine.



I go into the office in the morning, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home.

I go into the office in the morning, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home.



Gardening is a cooperative affair. I am a part of a neighborhood in which plants, dirt, rocks and a human family participate collectively in a love affair with place.

Gardening is a cooperative affair. I am a part of a neighborhood in which plants, dirt, rocks and a human family participate collectively in a love affair with place.



The eco-movement is growing as people all over catch on to the need to protect our precious planet, which makes the future look really bright - and makes me really happy.

The eco-movement is growing as people all over catch on to the need to protect our precious planet, which makes the future look really bright - and makes me really happy.




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