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John Gardner Quotes
Brief author info: John Gardner (1912-1982 ) American poet and novelist.
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The creature gets sick, his weight grows heavier, he has moments when he finds himself too weary to go on; yet on he goes, as long as he lives, on until the end ...
A prime function of the leader is to keep hope alive.
... an existentialist, a man who defines the whole universe by the fact that he happens to be in it.
Some things, of course, one had to accept without whimpering, such as old age.
Democracy is measured not by its leaders doing extraordinary things, but by its citizens doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
One simply goes on.
A man could know as much as he had any way to know; it was nonsense to ask more of him.
All life, he had come to understand, was a boring novel.
... young people had a right to fall in love as they pleased. It was the most obvious of all lessons of history.
Self-love is in fact religious awe in the presence of the mystery of life represented in oneself.
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