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George Bernard Shaw Quote about Work

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 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

“Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!” ~ Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is Reflective

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Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Surely happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven. ~ Old Christmas by Washington Irving

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Happy are they . . .

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

“Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending.” ~ Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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Seven Literary Quotes About History

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History Quotes

History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again. ~ A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. ~ Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness. ~ The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

“Men get tired of everything, of heaven no less than of hell; and that all history is nothing but a record of the oscillations of the world between these two extremes. An epoch is but a swing of the pendulum; and each generation thinks the world is progressing because it is always moving.” ~ Man And Superman by George Bernard Shaw

Events are as much the parents of the future as they were the children of the past. ~ Saint’s Progress by John Galsworthy

There was a great historian lost in Wolverstone. He had the right imagination that knows just how far it is safe to stray from the truth and just how far to colour it so as to change its shape for his own purposes. ~ Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years.” ~ O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

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7 Quotes About Horror From Literature

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quotes about horror

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud. ~ Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

“‘The horror! The horror!” ~ Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

In victory one does not understand the horror of war. It is only in the cold chill of defeat that it is brought home to you. ~ The Adventures of Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

For a moment he paused there, the wind blowing his long grey locks about his head, and twisting into grotesque and fantastic folds the nameless horror of the dead man’s shroud. ~ The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

There are horrors beyond horrors, and this was one of those nuclei of all dreamable hideousness which the cosmos saves to blast an accursed and unhappy few. ~ The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. ~ Invictus by William Ernest Henley

It was worse than anything. Mrs. Hall, standing open-mouthed and horror-struck, shrieked at what she saw, and made for the door of the house. Everyone began to move. They were prepared for scars, disfigurements, tangible horrors, but nothing! The bandages and false hair flew across the passage into the bar, making a hobbledehoy jump to avoid them. Everyone tumbled on everyone else down the steps. For the man who stood there shouting some incoherent explanation, was a solid gesticulating figure up to the coat-collar of him, and then—nothingness, no visible thing at all! ~ The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

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The Enchanting Appearance of Nature

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 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy. ~ Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Two Insults

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There are two insults which no human being will endure:

There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn’t a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble. ~ Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm

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Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm

But the dullard’s envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end. ~ Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm

A Feast for Crows

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A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows is the fourth of seven planned novels in the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The novel was first published on October 17, 2005, in the United Kingdom.  A United States edition followed on in November  of 2005.

War makes monsters of us all. ~ A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

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William Congreve Quote

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The Old Bachelor by William Congreve

“I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.” ~ The Old Bachelor by William Congreve

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