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Quote Left Protestant parents still keep a Bible handy in the house, so that the children can study it, and one of the first things the little boys and g... Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out. Quote Right
Quote Left Grow old along with me The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made Our times are in his hand who saith, A whole I planned, Youth shows but half trust God See all, nor be afraid Quote Right
Quote Left Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. Quote Right
Quote Left Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love. Quote Right
Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
Quote Left The good die first And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust Burn to the socket. Quote Right
Quote Left The first wealth is health. Quote Right
Quote Left We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. Quote Right
Quote Left To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. Quote Right
Quote Left Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink, I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish fill the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. Quote Right
Quote Left The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. The last scud of the day holds back for me, It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow'd wilds, It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk. I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre for your blood. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you. Quote Right
Quote Left First, are you our sort of a person? Do you wear... Quote Right
Quote Left Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night Quote Right
Quote Left The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. Quote Right
Quote Left Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. Quote Right
Quote Left The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own. Quote Right
Quote Left We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war. Quote Right
Quote Left 'In the bad old days reference to Blacks/women/Jews/others were in negative language which perpetuated poor treatment/ abuse/ exploitation of these people. Animals have suffered more from negative language stereotyping than all the others, and demeans them so constantly that they created an environment that allows all sorts of cruelties, many too horrendous to describe! An animal is 'it' instead of 'he' or 'she', this perpetuates our view of them as 'things' rather than individuals and is a major first step towards cutting them up for meat and leather, testing drugs/cosmetics/ household products on their bodies, and tearing off their coats for furs!!! Those who have pets are referred to as 'owners' rather than guardians/care givers/companions, reinforcing the idea that they are property much as slaves were considered property. Let's avoid these references: Dirty rat; filthy pig; acting like an ass; dirty dog; she's a bitch; ugly duckling; there's more than one way to skin a cat; behaving like an animal; making a monkey out of someone; killing 2 birds with one stone; working like a horse, you're chicken ... There are many more! Please think before uttering them and tell others. Thank you!' Quote Right
Quote Left The success of the first two releases confirms that SAW is a franchise that will continue to have legs for a very long time. The movies combine action, suspense and gore while taking us into the mind of one of the most memorable madmen in horror movie history. While the success at the box office gave SAW II momentum for its home video release, we also ensured that it stood out at retail with unique packaging and an extensive marketing and promotional campaign. With the Valentine's Day opening, we were able to pull out all the stops on a unique overall marketing program that gave the release great visibility leading up to street date. Quote Right
Quote Left I remember two years ago a bunch of us went out on the boat and it was my birthday. We had a great time out there. That's the little things you miss. Johnny was a great person. He was the first guy to step in front of the media when things weren't right, when things were right. Quote Right
Quote Left There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind. Quote Right
Quote Left The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. Quote Right
Quote Left Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. Quote Right
Quote Left Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned. Quote Right
Quote Left Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Quote Right
Quote Left Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy little branches greet; ...No roving foot shall crush thee here, ...No busy hand provoke a tear. By Nature's self in white arrayed, She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, And planted here the gaurdian shade, And sent soft waters murmuring by; ...Thus quietly thy summer goes, ...Thy days declinging to repose. Smit with those charms, that must decay, I grieve to see your future doom; They died--nor were those flowers more gay, The flowers that did in Eden bloom; ...Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power ...Shall leave no vestige of this flower. From morning suns and evenign dews At first thy little being came: If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same; ...The space between, is but an hour, ...The frail duration of a flower. Quote Right
Quote Left Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter. To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram -- lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull -- he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins -- that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path -- he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that's our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales -- happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself. As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. Quote Right
Quote Left The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach. Quote Right
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Quote Left It boils down to this: either you control your life, or let someone or something else control you. To control your life, you must first become responsible or take responsibility for every aspect of it without ascribing blame Quote Right
Quote Left To find true happiness you must first achieve true gratitude. Quote Right
Quote Left From her tiny hands to her rosy cheeks sprout love innocence and a blessing sec per sec , min to min, hr by the hr, day to day, to last a lifetime. Malaya Footracer is her name. The first baby Navajo Superhero, watch out she's bigger than life?? also in Sequels to "AMNESIA'S NIGHTLY MASSACRE'S " ? Quote Right
Quote Left Today is the first year of working my sobriety and I'm happy 2 wish my son MARQUIS YAZZIE a HAPPY SWEET 16 BIRTHDAY for it's the first time SOBER.... first of many years to come BEST PRESENT TO GET AT AGE 16 I LOVE YOU SHI 'YAZHII Quote Right
Quote Left If you want the world to become beautiful ... First you have to fix yourself. paul Quote Right
Quote Left "We can't tell whether the chicken comes first before the egg or the egg before the chicken. So as the evolution of man." Quote Right
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Quote Left "A person with good Heart is like a strong foundation of a house. As the first one stays humble, the second is invisible". Quote Right
Quote Left I awoke looked out the window to see the first snowflake fall " Let it snow" MERRY CHRISTMAS Quote Right
Quote Left Do not think you do NOT know that which you think you do not know. You actually DO know most of what you think you do not know. The simple truth is that you paid scant, or NO attention, when first you heard or saw that which you now think you do not know. Sadly, the things you ought to know, which you now think you do not know, are far greater than the things you think you know. Always focus - ALWAYS REFLECT, ... or else you will REGRET. (The Pessimistic Philanthropist) Quote Right
Quote Left Be good to others. Plant the first seed. And watch the garden grow!! Quote Right
Quote Left Do good. Be great. Listen positively, learn. Negativity deleted. God should always come first. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes, losing is the first step in the way of success. Quote Right
Quote Left The best story is not written beyond the first word Quote Right
Quote Left The greatest form of flattery is theft of an idea...it will never truly belong to them. If asked to write another, it will never be successful, as the truth of the first, can only be expressed by the original creator, a gift given... again and again...willingly... Quote Right
Quote Left Life, first, is the fear of knowing, and later, the joy of having known. Quote Right
Quote Left Dawn's opened her eyes inside loving heart* Making her entrance, across the dark bay* Yawns from baby ducks getting their first start*Waking cries, as mothers lay at their sway*Spawns of light upon the stage, cast and part*Staking claim to heartbeats of a new day*Nature's an eye-opener, start to end*Captures the sight of mankind as its penned Quote Right
Quote Left Don't drain your energy just to belong There is a reason you don't belong in the first place You stand out Quote Right
Quote Left in the face of spring~tulips eye the first rain drop~ahead of sunshine Quote Right
Quote Left ''I joined a Sex maniacs support group. The first two weeks were great, But then I got better.'' Peter Dome copyright. 2019. Quote Right
Quote Left a million goose eggs- her first toe loop and axel- suddenly a swan- Quote Right
Quote Left Original sin, speaks to the state in which humanity exists, stemming from the concept of individuality. When we first divided zero. Quote Right
Quote Left What goes up, must have gone down, first of all; for it is the invisible that makes to stand strong and tall. Quote Right
Quote Left The first hundred years are the hardest. Quote Right
Quote Left In order to be good at forgiveness, you first have to be good at blame. Quote Right
Quote Left Determination is the first brother of success Consistency is the last brother of success Quote Right
Quote Left Drink First More is Better Decomplicate Quote Right
Quote Left To find my roots, I must first decide how I define myself and how far back in time I'll allow myself to go. Quote Right
Quote Left "love every second of every minute, for you never know whether it will be your first or your last." Quote Right
Quote Left "Haiku poems are just three lines. 5/7/5 count not necessary. short and sweet lines are the present form. First two lines about an event and third one should be a related one with lightning sprit and with a turning point of thinking a lot. " example: " though unequal works together... the fingers " ....Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram,Chennai,India Quote Right
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