„What's the earth
With all its art, verse, music, worth —
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?“

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anglický básník a dramatik viktoriánské éry 1812 - 1889

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—  Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharajah of Travencore 1813 - 1846
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—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
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„All strangers love her, will always find her fair,
Because such elegance, such happiness,
Will not be found in any town but this:
Paris is beyond compare.“

—  Eustache Deschamps French poet 1346 - 1406
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