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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Being alone when one’s belief is firm, is not to be alone.  1
  Forgetting one’s self, or knowing one’s self, around these everything turns.  2
  He who is one with himself is everything.  3
  Imagination is the mightiest despot.  4
  Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  5
  Nature has no moods; they belong to man alone.  6
  One gets easier accustomed to a silken bed than to a sack of leaves.  7
  The aim of life is work, or there is no aim at all.  8
  The best loneliness is when no human eye has rested on our face for a whole day.  9
  The best self-forgetfulness is to look at the things of the world with attention and love.  10
  The best, the only correct actions are those which demand no explanation and no apology.  11
  To a father, when his child dies, the future dies; to a child when his parents die, the past dies.  12
  We hear the rain fall, but not the snow. Bitter grief is loud, calm grief is silent.  13
  What is the best in the world? Healthy blood, sinews of steel, and strong nerves.  14
  Why does it signify to us what they think of us after death, when our being has become only an empty sound?  15

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