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"Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet."

"That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow."

"The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined."

"It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old."

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
Anger

"The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities."

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."

"We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment."

"She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts."

"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow."

"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms."

"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles."

"I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men."

"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope."

"'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence."

"Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them."

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down."

"We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything."

"Adventure is not outside man; it is within."

"Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life."

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