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Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains.


I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.


Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

A letter does not blush.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

More than kisses letters mingle souls.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.

Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.