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There’s hope a great man’s memory may outlive his life half a year.

—William Shakespeare, c. 1600

Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.

—Hesiod, c. 700 BC

I am a man: I consider nothing human alien to me.

—Terence, 163 BC

Money is mourned with deeper sorrow than friends or kindred.

—Juvenal, 128

What a man does abroad by night requires and implies more deliberate energy than what he is encouraged to do in the sunshine.

—Henry David Thoreau, 1852

God is alive. Magic is afoot.

—Leonard Cohen, 1966

On no other stage are the scenes shifted with a swiftness so like magic as on the great stage of history when once the hour strikes.

—Edward Bellamy, 1888

Time’s ruins build eternity’s mansions.

—James Joyce, 1922

If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.

—Henry Clay, 1812

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort in a hospital.

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1857

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.

—Mark Twain, 1897

Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.

—Woody Allen, 1979

God is our father, but even more is God our mother.

—Pope John Paul I, 1978