„The angels keep their ancient places;—
Turn but a stone, and start a wing!
‘Tis ye, ‘tis your estrangèd faces,
That miss the many-splendoured thing.“

—  Francis Thompson, St. 4.
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Now let your rivals learn
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—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
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„Tis grand! 'tis solemn! 'tis an education of itself to look upon!“

—  James Fenimore Cooper American author 1789 - 1851
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—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory 460

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—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 p. n. e.
Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), lines 656-657; (Amphitryon) Alternate translation: Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. (translator unknown).

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