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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer - [Anticipation]

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Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
~ Voltaire - [Animals]

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Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?
~ W. J. Wetherby - [Anniversaries]

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But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Fame]

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Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin - [Fame]

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Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Anticipation]

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If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
~ Elbert Hubbard - [Anticipation]

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Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.
~ John Donne - [Anniversaries]

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Nothing is more common than mutual dislike, where mutual approbation is particularly expected.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Antipathy]

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Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
~ Seneca - [Anticipation]

 

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