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John Masefield

The luck will alter and the star will rise.

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In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.

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Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.

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It's a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries.

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Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.

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Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.

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I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

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Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.

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An Epilogue

I had seen flowers come in stony places
And kind things done by men with ugly faces,
And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races,
So I trust, too.

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Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

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