Quotes of Dross

“ But in the mud and scum of things There alway, alway something sings. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life. ”

- Carl Andre

“ I always looked to about thirty as the barrier of any real or fierce delight in the passions, and determined to work them out in the younger ore and better veins of the mine — and I flatter myself that I have pretty well done so — and now the dross is coming. ”

- Lord Byron

“ The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away "unwept, unhonored, and unsung," no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him… ”

- Andrew Carnegie

“ The man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was his to administer during his life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leaves the dross which he cannot take with him. ”

- Andrew Carnegie
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