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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Henrik Ibsen. (1828–1906) (continued)
      What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that ‘walks in us.’ There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea.
      One should never put on one’s best trousers to go out in to fight for freedom.
          The Enemy of the People.
Leo, Count Tolstoy. (1828–1910)
      All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
          Anna Karénina. Part i. Chap. i.
      There is one evident, indubitable manifestation of the Divinity, and that is the laws of right which are made known to the world through Revelation.
          Anna Karénina. Part viii. Chap. xix.
      Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.
          My Religion. Chap. xii.
      The happiness of men consists in life. And life is in labor.
          What is to be done? Chap. xxxviii.
      The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.
          What is to be done? Chap. xl. Note.
      The only significance of life consists in helping to establish the kingdom of God; and this can be done only by means of the acknowledgment and profession of the truth by each one of us.
          The Kingdom of God. Chap. xii.
      Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
          What is Art? Chap. viii.