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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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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
~ Thomas Scott - [Inheritance]

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An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
~ John Ruskin - [Inheritance]

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But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
~ Alexander Pope - [Inheritance]

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Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
~ Leonard Cohen - [Injury]

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Die and endow a college or a cat.
~ Alexander Pope - [Inheritance]

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He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
~ Yiddish Proverb - [Inheritance]

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How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts.
~ Benjamin Disraeli - [Inhibition]

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I would rather make my name than inherit it.
~ William M. Thackeray - [Inheritance]

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It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone.
~ Saying - [Inheritance]

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Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin - [Inheritance]

 

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