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Famous quotes containing the word single:

    Are God and Nature then at strife,
    That Nature lends such evil dreams?
    So careful of the type she seems,
    So careless of the single life;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Twenty men crossing a bridge,
    Into a village,
    Are twenty men crossing twenty bridges,
    Into twenty villages,
    Or one man
    Crossing a single bridge into a village.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)