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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  All death in nature is birth.  1
  Every joy that comes to us is only to strengthen us for some greater labour that is to succeed.  2
  Genius is nothing more than the effort of the idea to assume a definite form.  3
  If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve happiness.  4
  My mind can take no hold on the present world, nor rest in it a moment, but my whole nature rushes onward with irresistible force towards a future and better state of being.  5
  Not alone to know, but to act according to thy knowledge, is thy destination.  6
  Thy actions, and thy actions alone, determine thy worth.  7
  To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness.  8

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