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Paul Gerhardt
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Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 400.
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Rabindranath Tagore
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Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
William Butler Yeats
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As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 26" (1995), p. 1417
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As quoted in: Great thoughts from Latin authors (1884), Craufurd Tait Ramage, J. B. Alden, 1884, p. 571
Ovid
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Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
Paul Gerhardt
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Born: March 12, 1607

Died: May 27, 1676 (aged 69)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Paul Gerhardt was a German hymn writer.

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