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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
If youth is a fault, it is one that one gets rid of soon enough.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).]
William Shakespeare :
Eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 4, sc. 2, l. 42-3. Advising the actors who are to perform "Pyramus and Thisbe."]
Sophocles :
A human being is only breath and shadow.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 13.]
Wallace Stevens :
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. Opus Posthumous, "Adagia," (1959).]
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
One errs as long as one strives.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust I, Prologue in Heaven (1808).]
Henry David Thoreau :
Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Higher Laws," Walden (1854).]
Alexander Pope :
What's fame? A fancied life in others' breath,
[Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle IV). SeCePo. Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.]
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
One doesn't always lose when one has to do without.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. VII, ch. 3 (1795-1796).]
John Updike :
The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
[John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 5 (1968).]
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Oscar Wilde :
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 19 (1891).]
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