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William Shakespeare :
Things without all remedy Should be without regard: what's done is done.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 3, sc. 2, l. 11-2. "Be without regard" means not be brooded on.]
Dylan Thomas :
I know we're not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don't know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don't care that we don't.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Letter, 1936, to Caitlin, later his wife. The Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas (1985).]
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William Shakespeare :
What's done cannot be undone.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 5, sc. 1, l. 68.]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, March 3, 1884, in Amory Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. "New England Reformers," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
You don't love if you don't take the beloved's faults for virtues.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).]
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Allen Ginsberg :
Ai! ai! we do worse! We are in a fix! And you're out, Death let you out, Death had the Mercy, you're done with your century, done with God, done with the path thru it—
[Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 25). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
A Gothic cathedral affirms that it was done by us and not done by us.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).]
Cecil Frances Alexander :
Noiselessly as the daylight Comes when the night is done,
[Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 13-14). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.]
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Mary Oliver :
When it's over I don't want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
[Mary Oliver (b. 1935), U.S. poet. "When Death Comes," lines 24-28 (c. 1991).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
Your richest veins don't lie nearest the surface.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 17, 1838, to John Thoreau, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 20, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Context suggests that Thoreau's comment is a general one, not one directed specifically at his brother.]
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