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Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
James Russell Lowell

It is quite too common a practice, both in readers and the more superficial class of critics, to judge a book by what it is not, a matter much easier to determine than what it is.
James Russell Lowell

At the devil’s booth are all things sold. Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold.

James Russell Lowell

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
James Russell Lowell

Things always seem fairer when we look back at them, and it is out of that inaccessible tower of the past that Longing leans and beckons.
James Russell Lowell

There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell

Differences are not inteded to separate or to alinate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Desmond Tutu

Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Desmond Tutu

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Edward Gibbon

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