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Famous quotes containing the words form and/or short:

    History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    I have made a short excursion into the new world which the Indian dwells in, or is. He begins where we leave off.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)