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The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed.
Infinity
Joseph Brodsky

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Great writers are the saints for the godless.
Writers and Writing
Anita Brookner

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Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.
Hell
Heywood Broun

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You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
Focus
Les Brown

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The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Writers and Writing
Robert Browning

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Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.
Public Office
Jean De La Bruyere

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This great misfortune -- to be incapable of solitude.
Solitude
Jean De La Bruyere

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Health
Buddha

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Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.
Genius
Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

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A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
Men and Women
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.
Eccentricity
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
United Nations
Ralph Bunche

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The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Sculptures
Michelangelo Buonarroti

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The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang.
Language
Anthony Burgess

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Good order is the foundation of all great things.
Order
Edmund Burke

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Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state.
Greatness
Edmund Burke

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It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Facts
Edmund Burke

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Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
Economy and Economics
Edmund Burke

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Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Fame
Edmund Burke

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We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Change
Edmund Burke

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The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Opportunity
John Burroughs

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The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.
Epitaphs
Nicholas Butler

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Her great merit is finding out mine -- there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
Compatibility
Lord Byron

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I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
Christians and Christianity
Lord Byron

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The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Pain
Lord Byron

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun