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The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert... that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.
Great souls become greater through love.
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Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon in Essays
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Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
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"But don't you think," I persist, "that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?"
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Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
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But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head
of what is going to happen tomorrow or next year
or what might have happend instead of what did happen
and if it is a happy picture they smile,
and if it is a sad picture they cry.
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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
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Christmas? Shut up!
Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol - Von Ebenezer Scrooge
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy
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Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.
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The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
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To love another person is to see the face of God.
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Not being heard is no reason for silence.
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Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.
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It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
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To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
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Those who do not weep, do not see.
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You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
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If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!
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You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.
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Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
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There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
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A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
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He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends.
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He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.
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Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.