I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
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The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
Where are the loves that we have loved beforeWhen once we are alone, and shut the door
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