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My thoughts were like unbridled children, grown
Too headstrong for their mother.
It was characteristic of the rise of the Nazi movement in Germany and of the Communist movements in Europe after 1930 that they re ...
Lincoln, six feet one in his stocking feet,
The lank man, knotty and tough as a hickory rail,
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Since to the awe of thy imperious wit
Our troublesome language bends, made only fit
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Whoever is in a hurry, shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.
We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look little in one that is too big for us.
Too marvelous for words.
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,
And like enough thou know'st thy estimate:
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
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