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If it is thought best for France in her agony that her army should capitulate, let there be no hesitation on our account, because whatever you may do, we shall fight on for ever and ever and ever. Winston Churchill

Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris

A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes. Wendell Berry

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. George Sand

If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal; that is your success. Henry David Thoreau

I should say it is somewhere like thirty years since she settled down in Carlingford - with no child, nor appearance of ever having had one - an old witch with three cats, and a heart like a nether millstone. Margaret Oliphant


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