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The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind.
A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman is as old as she looks.
There was an ape in the days that were earlier, Centuries passed and his hair became curlier; Centuries more gave a thumb to his wrist — Then he was a Man and a Positivist.
Life and the Universe show spontaneity;
Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!
Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
Truth must be sought with the Positivists.
Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!
Of magic matter: give it a slight toss over
The ambient ether—and I don't see why
You should n't make a sky.
O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deed sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight.
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To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow... the coup de graêce for the painter as well as for the picture.
June 29, 1827
July 28, 1876
Edward James Mortimer Collins was an English poet and novelist.
Thoughts in My Garden
Sweet and Twenty: In Two Volumes (1875)
The inn of strange meetings and other poems (1871)
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