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'A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.'

'Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.'

'Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white'

'Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction'

'Every harlot was a virgin once.'

'Great things are done when men and mountains meet.'

'It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.'

'Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair'

'No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.'

'Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.'

'The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does'

'To generalize is to be an idiot.'

'To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour'

'You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.'

Born in Soho, London
Died in London
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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T S Eliot
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Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953
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