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fall by the wayside
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Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.Marquis De Sade
1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version) Mark 4:3,4 (Parable of the sower)
- Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: / And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
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