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Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet, and playwright.

The ''good old times'' -- all times when old are good.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Remembrance of things past.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.