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 :: 1836-1907, American Writer, Editor

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Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Books: Classics]

 

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Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Civilization]

 

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Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Candor]

 

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The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Bores and Boredom]

 

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The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Oceans]

 

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They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Failure]

 

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Age and Aging]

 

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