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Famous quotes containing the word miles:

    We have need to be as sturdy pioneers still as Miles Standish, or Church, or Lovewell. We are to follow on another trail, it is true, but one as convenient for ambushes. What if the Indians are exterminated, are not savages as grim prowling about the clearings today?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Said, All you needed to do was just explain;
    Reason Reason is my middle name.
    —Josephine Miles (1911–1985)

    Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)