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1894 in History

Births in 1894 Deaths in 1894
Aldous Huxley July 26
E. E. Cummings October 14
James Thurber December 8
Jean Rostand October 30
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. October 7
Tryon Edwards  

Quotes in 1894

Anatole France

If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

Anatole France (The Red Lily, 1894)

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Anatole France (The Red Lily, 1894)

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Frederick Douglass

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

Frederick Douglass (Speech at a highschool in Maryland, 1894)

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George Bernard Shaw

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

George Bernard Shaw (Candida, 1894)

That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.

George Bernard Shaw (Arms and the Man, 1894)

Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.

George Bernard Shaw (Candida, 1894)

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Knut Hamsun

I love three things," I then say. "I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth." 
"And which do you love best?" 
"The dream."

Knut Hamsun (Pan, 1894)

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Leo Tolstoy

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.

Leo Tolstoy (The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1894)

In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.

Leo Tolstoy (The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1894)

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.

Leo Tolstoy (The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1894)

Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.

Leo Tolstoy (The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1894)

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Marie Curie

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

Marie Curie (Letter to her brother, 1894)

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