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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Dirt
 
  Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the wrong place.
Lord Palmerston.    
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  Dirt has been shrewdly termed “misplaced material.”
Victor Hugo.    
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  By those who look close to the ground dirt will be seen. I hope I see things from a greater distance.
Dr. Johnson.    
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  I confess I could never see any good reason why dirt should always be a necessary concomitant of poverty.
W. G. Clark.    
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  In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition; the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird,—all is there for itself. Only because we think that all things have a relation to us, do they appear justifiable or otherwise.
Auerbach.    
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  “Ignorance,” says Ajax, “is a painless evil”; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
George Eliot.    
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