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Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader--it is never quite oneself. 2) I usually hate the sight of my h ...
The "sayings" of a community, its proverbs, are its characteristic comment upon life; they imply its history, suggest its attitude ...
... when one reflects on the books one never has written, and never may, though their schedules lie in the beautiful chirography w ...
When the landscape buckles and jerks around, when a dust column of debris rises from the collapse of a block of buildings on bodie ...
Cassius is aweary of the world:
Hated by one he loves; braved by his brother;
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Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Books that have become classics--books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal--always remind me of retired c ...
Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for th ...
What is it men in women do require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire.
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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache:
Do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
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