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Thornton Wilder Quotes
Brief author info: Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) American novelist and playwright.
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There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there may never be two that love one another equally well.
The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.
On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below.
People were always asking for good sound proofs; doubt springs eternal in the human breast, even in countries where the Inquisition can read your very thoughts in your eyes.
Everybody's always talking about people breaking into houses ... but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses.
A curious and eager soul was imprisoned in all this lard, but by dint of never refusing himself a pheasant or a goose or his daily procession of Roman wines, he was his own bitter jailer.
Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.
There's nothing like mixing with woman to bring out all the foolishness in a man of sense.
The difference between a little money and no money at all is enormous-and can shatter the world. And the difference between a little money and an enormous amount of money is very slight-and that, also, can shatter the world.
For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?
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