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The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself ...
Winning brought me a wonderful sense of completeness.
It almost alarms me how free I feel on the ice. I don't think about the hospital or the groceries or the kids--I'm just in touch w ...
If I'm on skates, I feel at home no matter what I'm doing. If they wanted me to sing and dance I think I could do it just because ...
I've been aboard this destroyer for two weeks now, and we've already been through four air attacks. I'm in the war at last, Doc. I ...
"Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves."
And well said too; for who shall go about
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A faithful lover is a character greatly out of date, and rarely now used but to adorn some romantic novel, or for a flourish on th ...
What I shall have to say here is neither difficult nor contentious; the only merit I should like to claim for it is that of being ...
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
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