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- To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)
- If it doesn't matter in five years, it doesn't matter.
- Cher (1946 - )
- How exquisite that gaze of yours would be if you were being whipped to death, in the last agony.
- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs
- I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well.
- M.C. Escher
- Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can't buy enough to eat.
- Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), 1931, from the book Lies my Teacher Told Me. By James Loewen (1995)
- Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), from the book Lies my Teacher Told Me. By James W. Loewen (1995)
- Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when you had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher (1925 - )
- Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes and completes them by what is deepest in themselves.
- Pierre Teilhard DeChardin, Dean Koontz's 'Watchers'
- Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.
- Dean Koontz, Watchers
- Well-behaved women rarely make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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