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Henry David Thoreau :
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Night and Moonlight" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 323, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Dorothy Parker :
Gratitude—the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.
[Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).]
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William Shakespeare :
Here's a night pities neither wise men nor fools.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 2, l. 12-3.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
You come from attending the funeral of mankind to attend to a natural phenomenon. A little thought is sexton to all the world.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 469, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Sophocles :
For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 377 (Nauplius).]
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Jorge Luis Borges :
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
[Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinean author. "A New Refutation of Time," Labyrinths (1964).]
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William Shakespeare :
The commonwealth of Athens is become a forest of beasts.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apemantus, in Timon of Athens, act 4, sc. 3, l. 347-8. His cynical view of the state of Athens.]
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Abraham Lincoln :
Military glory—the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Jan. 12, 1848, to the House of Representatives. Arguing against the war with Mexico.]
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Oscar Wilde :
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Cheveley, in An Ideal Husband, act 2.]
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Rupert Brooke :
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
[Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), British poet. Letters from America, ch. 3 (1916).]
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