„Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice. Goodness is the only investment that never fails.“

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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph (1817-1862) 1817 - 1862

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Variante: I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to become a writer can afford to indulge in it.
Kontext: I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to become a writer can afford to indulge in it. You can't get it into shape; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.

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