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Mackenzie1970
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Yes! :spin: 

Who said: They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
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That's Edgar Allan Poe, isn't it?
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It is! Very well. Your turn.  :)
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Yay! \^o^/ Okay, let's try another classic:

"If a thing is right, it can be done, and if it is wrong, it can be done without; and a good man will find a way."
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No? It's a line from a novel written by an English woman, one of the best-selling books of all time and one that has been a personal favorite of mine since I was very young. c:
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Hmmm :denk:

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Afraid not. It is an old book, and the author has been gone for a long time. :wink:
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How long is a long time?

Could it be Jane Austen?

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I don't think it's an Austen novel. When I read that line my mental image was of cabdrivers talking to each other in a book about horses, but I can't remember much more about it at the moment.
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Sorry, had to google it... It's by Anna Sewell in "Black Beauty". Never read it, I'm afraid. Didn't even watch the TV series although I used to be crazy about horses at the time...

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Aww, come on, if you haven't read it, you're missing out on some great classic literature! :read:

Okay, who wants to go next? Duckduck got it right with help from Google, and tiorthan came up with the right context but not the title of the book. So, I guess both of you partially won this round. :)
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Would anyone mind if I go again, since there haven't been any other volunteers this time? Maybe we will do better with this one than we did with the last. :rolleyes: Small hint: this quote was said by a politician.

"The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows."
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Okay, I'll give you another hint. The man who said this was a well-known American president, although perhaps he is most famous for something he did many years before becoming president.
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No ideas? Really? All right, well, this last hint will probably give it away if anyone knows a bit about American history. :wink: The man is famous for being the primary writer of a very important document during the days of the American Revolution.
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That last hint sounds like Thomas Jefferson
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