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    Renunciation: that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
    Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    I shall have the veil withdrawn and be allowed to gaze unblinded on the narrow limits of my own possibilities.
    Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim—no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
    —Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    English Bob: What I heard was that you fell off your horse, drunk, of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
    Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead. ‘Til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska.
    —David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)

    Steam was till the other day the devil which we dreaded. Every pot made by any human potter or brazier had a hole in its cover, to let off the enemy, lest he should lift pot and roof and carry the house away.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)