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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Killed at the Ford

He is dead, the beautiful youth,
The heart of honor, the tongue of truth,
He, the life and light of us all,
Whose voice was blithe as a bugle-call,
Whom all eyes followed with one consent,
The cheer of whose laugh, and whose pleasant word,
Hushed all murmurs of discontent.

Only last night, as we rode along,
Down the dark of the mountain gap,
To visit the picket-guard at the ford,
Little dreaming of any mishap,
He was humming the words of some old song:
'Two red roses he had on his cap
And another he bore at the point of his sword.'

Sudden and swift a whistling ball
Came out of a wood, and the voice was still;
Something I heard in the darkness fall,
And for a moment my blood grew chill;

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Walt Disney

Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world.

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Whenever we can trace back a religion to its first beginnings, we find it free from many of the blemishes that offend us in its later phases. The founders of the ancient religions of the world, as far as we can judge, were minds of a high stamp, full of noble aspirations, yearning for truth, devoted to the welfare of their neighbors, examples of purity and unselfishness. What they desired to found upon earth was but seldom realized, and their sayings, if preserved in their original form, offer often a strange contrast to the practice of those who profess to be their disciples.

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Maureen Johnson

Welsh is an actual, currently used language and our next-door neighbors Angela and Gaenor spoke it. It sounds like Wizard.

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Richard Brautigan

Widow's Lament

It's not quite cold enough
to go borrow some firewood
from the neighbors.

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Jane Austen

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

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A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

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Cyril Connolly

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.

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H.L. Mencken

Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell.

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A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors.

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