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Though Americans talk a good deal about the virtue of being serious, they generally prefer people who are solemn over people who a ...
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, whi ...
People do not become convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity or of the seriousness of your pain until you are dead.
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long a ...
... there was always the assumption, even when I was getting a graduate degree in education, that any work I did was temporary, so ...
The delicious faces of children, the beauty of school-girls, "the sweet seriousness of sixteen," the lofty air of well-born, well- ...
Myths, as compared with folk tales, are usually in a special category of seriousness: they are believed to have "really happened," ...
The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, "as a dream doth flatter." It heroe ...
He did not live, he observed life from a window, and too often was inclined to content himself with no more than what his friends ...
A man's maturity: that is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play.
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