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The world goes up and the world goes down, And the sunshine follows the rain; And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown Can never come over again, Sweet wife. No, never come over again.

The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.

The world is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel.

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it. The scholar, who in the dust of his closet talks or writes of the world, knows no more of it than that orator did of war, who endeavored to instruct Hannibal in it.

The world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, And if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.

The world is God's epistle to mankind - his thoughts are flashing upon us from every direction.

The world is God's workshop for making men.

The world is God's world, after all.

The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square.

The world is made up, for the most part, of fools or knaves, both irreconcilable foes to truth: the first being slaves to a blind credulity, which we may properly call bigotry, the last too jealous of that power they have usurped over the folly and ignorance of the others, which the establishment of the empire of reason would destroy.

The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.

The year's at the Spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his Heaven - All's right with the world!

There are many that despise half the world; but if there be any that despise the whole of it, it is because the other half despises them.

There is such a thing as a worldly, and such a thing as an unworldly spirit. - And according as we partake of the one or the other, the savor of our lives is ordinary, commonplace, poor, and base, or elevating, invigorating, useful, noble, holy.

There was all the world and his wife.

This is the best world, that we live in, To lend and to spend and to give in: But to borrow, or beg, or to get a man's own, It is the worst world that ever was known.

This world is a dream within a dream; and as we grow older, each step is an awakening. The youth awakes, as he thinks, from childhood; the full-grown man despises the pursuits of youth as visionary; and the old man looks on manhood as a feverish dream. Death the last sleep? No! it is the last and final awakening!

This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, - There's nothing true but Heaven.

This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.

This world's a bubble.


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