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Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that is wrong. They know less, that's why they writ ...
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
Here lies Jonson with the rest
Of the poets; but the best.
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It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times--the stupefaction of ...
Biography, in its purer form, confined to the ended lives of the true and brave, may be held the fairest meed of human virtue--one ...
If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the wall ...
In some lyceums they tell me that they have voted to exclude the subject of religion. But how do I know what their religion is, an ...
Humor does not wear well. It is commonly enough said, that a joke will not bear repeating. The deepest humor will not keep. Humors ...
If the most significant characteristic of man is the complex of biological needs he shares with all members of his species, then t ...
The worst feature of this double consciousness is, that the two lives, of the understanding and of the soul, which we lead, really ...
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