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For my name and memory I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next ages.
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a buil ...
The social, friendly, honest man, Whate'er he be,
'Tis he fulfils great Nature's plan, And none but he.
The great object in life is Sensation--to feel that we exist, even though in pain; it is this "craving void" which drives us to ga ...
Even victors are by victories undone.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next y ...
Anger is a brief lunacy.
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