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Wilfred Owen :
We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy.
[Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet. Exposure (l. 12). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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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).]
Leonard Cohen :
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
[Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), Canadian singer, poet, novelist. Lawrence Breavman, in The Favourite Game, bk. 4, sct. 12 (1963).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).]
Oscar Wilde :
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In Aristotle at Afternoon Tea: The Rare Oscar Wilde (1991). "The Relation of Dress to Art," Pall Mall Gazette (London, Feb. 28, 1885).]
Robert Browning :
'Tis the Last Judgment's fire must cure this place,
[Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came (l. 65). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Charles Baudelaire :
Dandyism is the last flicker of heroism in decadent ages.... Dandyism is a setting sun; like the declining star, it is magnificent, without heat and full of melancholy. But alas! the rising tide of democracy, which spreads everywhere and reduces everything to the same level, is daily carrying away these last champions of human pride, and submerging, in the waters of oblivion, the last traces of these remarkable myrmidons.
[Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet. repr. In Selected Writings on Art and Artists, ed. P.E. Charvet (1972). "The Painter of Modern Life," sct. 9, L'Art Romantique (1869).]
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Wallace Stevens :
One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. Opus Posthumous, "Adagia," (1959).]
Oscar Wilde :
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).]
Oscar Wilde :
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young," Chameleon (London, December 1894).]
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