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Bret Harte Quotes

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
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The morning was bright and propitious. Before their departure, mass had been said in the chapel, and the protection of St. Ignatius invoked against all contingent evils, but especially against bears, which, like the fiery dragons of old, seemed to cherish unconquerable hostility to the Holy Church. ("The Legend Of Monte Del Diablo").

— Bret Harte

I've had some mighty mean moments afore I kem to this spot,
Lost on the plains in '50, drowned almost, and shot;
But out on this alkali desert, a hunting a crazy wife,
Was ra'ly as on-satis-factory as anything in my life.

— Bret Harte

A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.

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The creator who could put a cancer in a believer's stomach is above being
interfered with by prayers.

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For the glory born of Goodness Never dies, And its flag is not half-masted In the skies.

— Bret Harte

Perhaps there is no gift of nature that requires as little exertion on the part of the owner as personal beauty. I am not certain but that it is this very absence of effort which excites our admiration.

— Bret Harte

Howbeit, though no scholar, I am not one of those who misuse the English speech, and, being foolishly led by the hasty custom of scriveners and printers to write the letters "T" and "H" joined together, which resembleth a "Y," do incontinently jump to the conclusion the THE is pronounced "Ye,"
the like of which I never heard in all England.

— Bret Harte

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