The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people's is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.
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I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own--
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.
In a solitude of the sea
Deep from human vanity,
And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.
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Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
J. Paul Getty
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.