Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
Quote by John Ruskin
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Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
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What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
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