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A Quote by Walt Whitman on country, horses, and peace

Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on country, poets, and proof

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on country, execution, failure, good, and time

In this country [England] it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, to encourage the others. The reference is to Admiral John Byng, who was executed in 1757 for failing to prevent the French from taking Minorca.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, and needs

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on country, laws, and weakness

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, needs, and soldiers

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Méropes

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on country, habits, heart, and vision

The country habit has me by the heart, For he's bewitched forever who has seen, Not with his eyes but with his vision, Spring Flow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on country, determination, experience, lies, life, observation, and pleasure

I suppose the pleasure of the country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. That is a truism when said, but anything but a truism when daily observed. Nothing shows up the difference between the thing said or read, so much as the daily experience of it.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

Source: Country Notes, 1940

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on country, death, earth, hatred, heaven, hope, and war

In the Twentieth Century war will be dead, the scaffold will be dead, hatred will be dead, frontier boundaries will be dead, dogmas will be dead; man will live. He will possess something higher than all these-a great country, the whole earth, and a great hope, the whole heaven.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by unknown on country, food, jobs, life, love, museums, painting, people, sleep, wives, and work

Why go to a museum and look at paintings if you can paint your own painting. I mean, do things for yourself. I mean, do you have somebody come in a sleep with your wife for you? Do you pay somebody to eat your food for you? I mean, do things for yourself. That's what life's about. There's so many people doing things they hate, I mean you have people running the country who all they care about is keeping their jobs - not doing their jobs. There's so little real love in any of the work that I see.

unknown

Source: What Happened Was . . .

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