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Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.


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"Familiar acts are beautiful through love." Make picture quote!
"Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted." Make picture quote!
"Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted." Make picture quote!
"Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it." Make picture quote!
"A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own." Make picture quote!
"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim." Make picture quote!
"All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth." Make picture quote!
"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds." Make picture quote!
"First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too." Make picture quote!
"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder." Make picture quote!
"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar." Make picture quote!
"Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret." Make picture quote!
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds." Make picture quote!
"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." Make picture quote!
"Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves." Make picture quote!
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" Make picture quote!
"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." Make picture quote!
"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability." Make picture quote!
"Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay." Make picture quote!
"Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry." Make picture quote!
"Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker." Make picture quote!
"In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect." Make picture quote!
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" Make picture quote!
"I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity." Make picture quote!
"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight." Make picture quote!
"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." Make picture quote!
"Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory." Make picture quote!
"We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." Make picture quote!
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." Make picture quote!
"When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem." Make picture quote!
"Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon." Make picture quote!
"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade." Make picture quote!
"Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness." Make picture quote!
"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain." Make picture quote!
"There is no real wealth but the labor of man." Make picture quote!
"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!" Make picture quote!
"The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself." Make picture quote!
"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance." Make picture quote!
"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys." Make picture quote!
"The great instrument of moral good is the imagination." Make picture quote!
"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips." Make picture quote!
"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age." Make picture quote!
"The soul's joy lies in doing." Make picture quote!
"When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even." Make picture quote!
"Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things." Make picture quote!
"I should like you to remember two or three fixed principles which shine through all the history of mankind. The first is that mere bigness is not greatness. There is no dignity, no nobleness, in mere bulk. The true greatness of a nation depends upon the c" Make picture quote!
"Love therefore??"the most beautiful phenomenon in the soul-filled creation, the omnipotent magnet in the spiritual world, the source of devotion and of the most sublime virtue??"Love is only the reflection of this single original power, an attraction of the e" Make picture quote!




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