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Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

Thornton Wilder

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

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The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

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To my big brother George, the richest man in town !

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It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

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Happy wife, happy life.

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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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