It is indeed in many ways more comfortable to belong to that section of society whose action are not publicly canvassed and discussed
("The Tale of Genji")
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No penance can your hard heart find save such as you long since have taught me to endure
You that in far-off countries of the sky can dwell secure, look back upon me here; for I am weary of this frail world's decay.
One ought not to be unkind to a woman merely on account of her plainness, any more than one had a right to take liberties with her merely because she was handsome
Though the body moves, the soul may stay behind.
Autumn is no tiem to lie alone
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