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September 29, 2014 at 1:02pm
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There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.

— About A Boy; Nick Hornby

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About A Boy.
Nick Hornby

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About A Boy.

Nick Hornby

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September 26, 2014 at 1:30pm
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How little repining there would be among Mankind, at any Condition of Life, if People would rather compare their Condition with those that are worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm
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Thus Fear of Danger is ten thousand Times more terrifying than Danger it self.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

September 24, 2014 at 12:18pm
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How strange a Cheque-Work of Providence is the Life of Man! and by what secret differing Springs are the Affections hurry’d about as differing Circumstances present! To Day we love what to Morrow we hate; to Day we seek out what to Morrow we shun; to Day we desire what to Morrow we fear.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

September 23, 2014 at 10:03pm
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Thus we never see the true State of our Condition, till it is illustrated to us by its Contraries; nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

7:57pm
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All our Discontents about what we want, appear’d to me, to spring from the Want of Thankfulness for what we have.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

7:33pm
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There was scare any Condition in the World so miserable, but that there was something Negative or something Positive to be thankful for in it; and let this stand as a Direction from the Experience of the most miserable of all conditions in this World, that we may always find in it something to comfort our selves from.

— Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

2:17pm
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