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Love in the abstract is not enough for a great man in poverty; he has need of its utmost devotion.... She who is really a wife, on ...
The irrational may be attractive in the abstract, but not in cab drives, dinner guests, or elderly relatives.
My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. ...
All men, in the abstract, are just and good; what hinders them, in the particular, is, the momentary predominance of the finite an ...
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own wo ...
If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor woul ...
"You the one, I the few"
said John Adams
speaking of fears in the abstract
to his volatile friend Mr. Jefferson,
Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes h ...
Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; bu ...
Beauty, like all other qualities presented to human experience, is relative; and the definition of it becomes unmeaning and useles ...
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