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Quotations About / On: WORLD

  • 71.
    Gratitude—the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.
    (Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).)
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  • 72.
    The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, ch. 1 (1891).)
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  • 73.
    That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 3, eds. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, March 31, 1750), no. 4.)
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  • 74.
    Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
    (John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Feb. 14-May 3, 1819, to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 123, ed. Frederick Page (1954).)
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  • 75.
    The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Nov. 19, 1863. Gettysburg Address, Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, ed. Roy P. Basler (1953). Lincoln's Gettysburg Address—taking him only about three minutes to deliver—is perhaps the most quoted speech of all time.)
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  • 76.
    Peradventure at this instant, there are beings gazing up to this very world as their future heaven.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 175, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970). Spoken by Babbalanja, the philosopher.)
  • 77.
    The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.
    (Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. The Tragic Sense of Life, ch. 7 (1670).)
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  • 78.
    Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 353, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 79.
    The world is a strange place for a playhouse to stand within it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, pp. 68-69, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 80.
    What a healthy out-of-door appetite it takes to relish the apple of life, the apple of the world, then!
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wild Apples" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 313, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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