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The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.

The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.

by Francis H. Bradley Found in: World Quotes,
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I have not loved the world, not the world me;
I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd
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I have not loved the world, not the world me;
I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd
To its idolatries a patient knee.

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The severe schools shall never laugh me out of the philosophy of
Hermes, that this visible world is but read more

The severe schools shall never laugh me out of the philosophy of
Hermes, that this visible world is but a picture of the
invisible, wherein as in a portrait, things are not truly, but in
equivocal shapes, and as they counterfeit some real substance in
that invisible fabric.

by Sir Thomas Browne Found in: World Quotes,
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One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance
of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no read more

One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance
of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy.
[Lat., Illud tamen in primis testandum est, nihil praecepta atque
artes valere nisi adjuvante natura.]

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The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

by Joseph Addison Found in: World Quotes,
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Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; read more

Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.

by Francis Palgrave Found in: World Quotes,
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The verdict of the world is conclusive.
[Lat., Securus judicat orbis terrarum.]

The verdict of the world is conclusive.
[Lat., Securus judicat orbis terrarum.]

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Renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of
the world.

Renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of
the world.

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Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

by Josh Billings Found in: Ability Quotes,
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