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Language fails not because thought fails, but because no verbal symbols can do justice to the fullness and richness of thought. If ...
Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say "this we know."
And now it is once more the tidal wave
That when it was swept by, leaves summits stained.
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Cities are expanding at an alarming rate. Inter-tidal zones are being polluted as mangroves gives way to marina. Over-consumption ...
Well, from what you tell me I should say that it was not only a landslide but a tidal wave and holocaust all rolled into one gener ...
Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.
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