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Charles Dickens

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest. — Charles Dickens, David Copperfield.… Continue reading Charles Dickens

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Mary Oliver

When one is alone and lonely, the body gladly lingers in the wind or the rain, or splashes into the cold river, or pushes through the ice-crusted snow. Anything that touches. — Mary Oliver, from “Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way,” Felicity (Penguin, 2015)

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