Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!

Oliver Goldsmith

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Kofi Annan Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
Francis Beaumont Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.
Jesse Ventura There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can't possibly all be served by government.
Mary Augusta Ward The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.
Danny Boyle I like action movies, even though I think action movies are kind of derided now. But there is something extraordinary about action movies, which is absolutely linked to the invention of cinema and what cinema is and why we love it.
Ovid Time is generally the best doctor.
Aldous Huxley Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Bo Bennett Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.
Thomas Carper That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.
Romario When things are really good, really easy it's not cool for me.
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Henry David Thoreau As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Horace Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.
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Plato Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
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Matthew Macfadyen The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, you'll make yourself unhappy, because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off, to think, 'There's nothing I can do.'
Anthony Horowitz I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80,000 words and not get to the end. I'm phobic about it. So when I'm writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends, and then someone can finish it for me.
David Mitchell A life can get knocked into a new orbit by a car crash, a lottery win or just a bleary-eyed consultant giving bad news in a calm voice.

Oliver Goldsmith

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