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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.]
Muriel Rukeyser :
Whatever can happen to anyone can happen to me.
[Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. "Waterlily Fire," part 5, line 26 (1962).]
John Ruskin :
Taste is the only morality.... Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
[John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Crown of Wild Olive, lecture 2 (1866).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, May 1849. Journals (1909-1914).]
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Heinrich Heine :
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
[Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), German poet, journalist. quoted in Simone de Beauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, bk. 3 (1958, trans. 1959).]
Henry David Thoreau :
Whatever is, and is not ashamed to be, is good.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 4, 1860, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 373, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
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Samuel Johnson :
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, April 18, 1775 (1791).]
4th Earl Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope :
Our conjectures pass upon us for truths; we will know what we do not know, and often, what we cannot know: so mortifying to our pride is the base suspicion of ignorance.
[Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 14, 1756, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 86, London (1774).]
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Duc De La Rochefoucauld, François :
It is necessary, in order to know things well, to know the particulars of them; and these, being infinite, make our knowledge ever superficial and imperfect.
[François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 107 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).]
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