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"Money, lovely Money, don't ever leave me you are worth more than all the women in the world."

A Russian Orphan's Revenge — a play by Henri Rousseau Henri Rousseau, 1899

"...don't lose your temper and spoil our fun. After all, it isn't every day we come to Paris and good heavens, since we've seen all these lovely things at the Fair!"

A Visit to the 1889 Fair — a play by Henri Rousseau Henri Rousseau, 1889

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man

Antigone, by Sophocles 442BCE

Childhood, Triptych Part I, Biruta Baumane

Childhood, Triptych Part I Biruta Baumane, 1983

Children At Play, Mai Trung Thứ

Children At Play Mai Trung Thứ, 1955

Show me the man whose happiness was anything more than illusion, followed by disillusion.

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles 429BCE

A stormy sea of wrong and ruining.

Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus 430BCE

Soap Bubbles, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Soap Bubbles Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, 1733 – 1734

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Hustle and grind

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