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William Shakespeare :
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 143-4. Amazed that Titania makes love to him.]
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Miguel de Unamuno :
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
[Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. The Tragic Sense of Life, ch. 4 (1913).]
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Sonia Sanchez :
...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.
[Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American author and political activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
He who rides and keeps the beaten track studies the fences chiefly.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 95, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
William Shakespeare :
The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Edgar, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 4, l. 134 (1623). Spoken by Edgar in the guise of Poor Tom.]
Henry David Thoreau :
Some creatures are made to see in the dark.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 164, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Thomas Hardy :
And ghosts then keep their distance; and I know some liberty.
[Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Wessex Heights (l. 32). . . The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.]
Henry David Thoreau :
Reform keeps many scores of newspapers in its service, but not one man.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Civil Disobedience," originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 370, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
Randall Jarrell :
I wrung from the darkness—that the darkness flung me— Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing, The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness And we call it wisdom. It is pain.
[Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), U.S. poet, critic. 90 North (l. 30-33). . . The Complete Poems [Randall Jarrell]. (1969; repr. 1989) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
If you would rule the world quietly, you must keep it amused.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "New England Reformers," Essays, Second Series (1844). Here Emerson paraphrases the maxim of a tyrant.]
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