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Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.Dorothy Parker
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"Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.
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From Here to Eternity by James Jones
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Mahatma Gandhi
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Albert Schweitzer
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer

Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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