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May2016

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Charlotte Brontë

If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.

CHARLOTTE BRONTË
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William Godwin

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius. He who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.

WILLIAM GODWIN
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
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Rainer Maria Rilke

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.

RAINER MARIA RILKE
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Evelyn Waugh

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.

EVELYN WAUGH
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