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Sophocles :
False words do not bring forth fruit.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 717.]
Matthew Prior :
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
[Matthew Prior (1664-1721), British poet, diplomat. Carmen Seculare.]
William Butler Yeats :
The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work,
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Choice (l. 1-2). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.]
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Sophocles :
Fortune never helps the fainthearted.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 666.]
Allen Tate :
Men cannot live forever But they must die forever....
[Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Emblems."]
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Rudyard Kipling :
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!
[Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Recessional (l. 5-6). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.]
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William Shakespeare :
He's fortified against any denial.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 145. On Cesario (Viola in disguise), who is determined to speak with Olivia.]
William Shakespeare :
Much is the force of heaven-bred poesy.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Duke of Milan, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 3, sc. 2. In the Renaissance period, poetry, like love, was thought to be a divine furor.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
We continued along the most extensive larch wood which I had ever seen,—tall and slender trees with fantastic branches. But though this was the prevailing tree here, I do not remember that we saw any afterward. You do not find straggling trees of this species here and there throughout the wood, but rather a little forest of them. The same is the case with the white and red pines, and some other trees, greatly to the convenience of the lumberer. They are of a social habit, growing in "veins," "clumps," "groups," or "communities," as the explorers call them, distinguishing them far away, from the top of a hill or a tree, the white pines towering above the surrounding forest, or else they form extensive forests by themselves.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 231-232, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Walt Whitman :
At the last, tenderly, From the walls of the powerful fortress'd house, From the clasp of the knitted locks, from the keep of the well-closed doors, Let me be wafted. Let me glide noiselessly forth; With the key of softness unlock the locks—with a whisper, Set ope the doors O soul.
[Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. The Last Invocation (l. 1-8). . . The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.]
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