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The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
JOHN RUSKIN
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capaci...
JOHN HAGGAI
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up prete...
JOHN BUCHAN
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows ...
JOHN MUIR
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watche...
JOHN UPDIKE
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
JOHN DRYDEN
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather th...
JOHN MILTON
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up i...
JOHN BARRYMORE
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so ...
JOHN BERGER
The great men among the ancients understood very well how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of...
JOHN LOCKE
I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaratio...
JOHN ADAMS
I request that they may be considered in confidence, until the members of Congress are fully possess...
JOHN ADAMS
I read my eyes out and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.
JOHN ADAMS
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit ...
JOHN ADAMS
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the...
JOHN GAY
Many hands make light work.
JOHN HEYWOOD
The strange power of art is sometimes it can show that what people have in common is more urgent tha...
JOHN BERGER
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of ...
JOHN MORLEY
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
JOHN RUSKIN
Not too long ago, if you did 75 percent of the things you did right, it was okay. Now, if you don't ...
JOHN SPOELHOF
Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that 's gone;
Violets plucked, the swe...
JOHN FLETCHER