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Ezra Pound :
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
[Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. The ABC of Reading, ch. 3 (1934).]
Francis Bacon :
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
[Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Marriage and Single Life," (1597-1625).]
Wallace Stevens :
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflexions Or the beauty of innuendos,
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (l. 13-15). . . Collected Poems [Stevie Smith]. James MacGibbon, ed. (1976) New Directions.]
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Elizabeth Bishop :
The frowsy sponge boats keep coming in with the obliging air of retrievers,
[Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Bight (l. 20-21). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.]
William Shakespeare :
I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apemantus, in Timon of Athens, act 1, sc. 2, l. 43. Seeing that Timon's guests are destroying him.]
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Emily Dickinson :
Some keep the Sabbath going to church; I keep it staying at home,
[Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Some keep the Sabbath going to church (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
The greater number of men are merely corporals.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 258, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
William Shakespeare :
Two may keep counsel when the third's away.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Aaron, in Titus Andronicus, act 4, sc. 2, l. 144. He kills the nurse he is speaking to so that she cannot betray him; she is the "third" who knows about the birth of his daughter; proverbial.]
William Shakespeare :
There's daggers in men's smiles.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Donalbain, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 3, l. 140.]
Abraham Lincoln :
I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men.
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 405, Rutgers University Press (1955, 1990).]
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