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Famous quotes containing the word gates:

    Railway termini ... are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of exiles.
    Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)

    Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers—his hopes.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)