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Quote 693by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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    Quote 4520by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

    There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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      Quote 5236by Anonymous on 06/06/2011

      In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
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        Quote 5342by Anonymous on 21/06/2011

        I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie.
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          Quote 6278by Anonymous on 17/09/2011

          After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
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            Quote 6818by Anonymous on 09/10/2011

            I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
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              Quote 7525by Anonymous on 15/12/2011

              A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
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                Quote 8270by Anonymous on 02/05/2012

                There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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                  Quote 11162by Anonymous on 29/11/2012

                  Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
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                    Quote 13313by Anonymous on 06/07/2013

                    Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
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                      Quote 13442by Anonymous on 23/07/2013

                      Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
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