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Famous quotes containing the words madeline bridges and/or bridges:

    There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
    There are souls that are pure and true;
    Then give to the world the best you have,
    And the best will come back to you.
    Madeline Bridges (fl. C. 1840)

    ... this single span,
    Reaching for the world, as our lives do,
    As all lives do, reaching that we may give
    The best of what we are and hold as true:
    Always it is by bridges that we live.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)