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Clarence Day Quotes
Brief author info: Clarence Day (1874-1935) American writer.
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When eras die, their legacies Are left to strange police. Professors in New England guard The glory that was Greece.
The creatures that want to live a life of their own, we call wild. If wild, then no matter how harmless, we treat them as outlaws, and those of us who are specially well brought up shoot them for fun.
The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober: not always, but most of the time.
The worshipper of energy is too physically energetic to see that he cannot explore certain higher fields until he is still.
Dogs have more love than integrity They've been true to us, yes, but they haven't been true to themselves.
Elephants suffer from too much patience. Their exhibitions of it may seem superb,-such power and such restraint, combined, are noble,-but a quality carried to excess defeats itself.
The artistic impulse seems not to wish to produce finished work. It certainly deserts us half-way, after the idea is born; and if we go on, art is labor.
Tender are a mother's dreams, But her babe's not what he seems. See him plotting in his mind To grow up some other kind.
The egg it is the source of all. Tis everyone's ancestral hall. The bravest chief that ever fought, The lowest thief that e'er was caught, The harlot's lip, the maiden's leg, They each and all came from an egg.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of facts, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
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