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Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away. Aeschylus

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In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system. Barbara Amiel

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Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting. Joyce Appleby

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But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband? Mary Astell

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It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon? Algernon H. Blackwood

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This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle. James L. Buckley

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Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. Albert Camus

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And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop. Judy Collins

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Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse. Pierre Corneille

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There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature. Claude Debussy

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Alas, time stays, we go. Henry Austin Dobson

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Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go. Henry Austin Dobson

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Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. E. M. Forster

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Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. Vincent Van Gogh

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Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond to-day. Thomas Gray

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All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant. Jane Grey

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Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always. Teresa Nielsen Hayden

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A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them! Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness. Sidney Hook

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No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks. Erica Jong

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If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes. Nguyen Cao Ky

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Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas! David Herbert Lawrence

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All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas! T. E. Lawrence

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