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Quote Left If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers. Quote Right
Quote Left That the whole free people of any nation ought to be exercised to arms, not only the example of our ancestors, as appears by the acts of parliament made in both kingdoms to that purpose, and that of the wisest governments among the ancients; but the advantage of choosing out of great numbers, seems clearly to demonstrate. For in countries where husbandry, trade, manufactures, and other mechanical arts are carried on, even in time of war, the impediments of men are so many and so various, that unless the whole people be exercised, no considerable numbers of men can be drawn out, without disturbing those employments, which are the vitals of the political body. Besides, that upon great defeats, and under extreme calamities, from which no government was ever exempted, every nation stands in need of all the people, as the ancients sometimes did of their slaves. And I cannot see why arms should be denied to any man who is not a slave, since they are the only true badges of liberty; and ought never, but in times of utmost necessity, to be put into the hands of mercenaries or slaves: neither can I understand why any man that has arms should not be taught the use of them. Quote Right
Quote Left A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything Quote Right
Quote Left Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. Quote Right
Quote Left It is only out of ignorance that people are cruel, because they really don Quote Right
Quote Left We love because it's the only true adventure. Quote Right
Quote Left I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you. Here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart. I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart). Quote Right
Quote Left A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime. Quote Right
Quote Left The election makes me think of a story of a man who was dying. He had only two minutes to live, so he sent for a clergyman and asked him, "Whe... Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things. Quote Right
Quote Left The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh the thumb-sucker's thumb May look wrinkled and wet And withered, and white as the snow, But the taste of a thumb Is the sweetest taste yet (As only we thumb-sucker's know). Quote Right
Quote Left Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Quote Right
Quote Left No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech. Quote Right
Quote Left Here I am, inspired to write only because I'm pissed off. Quote Right
Quote Left Behind him lay the gray Azores, Behind the gates of Hercules; Before him not the ghost of shores, Before him only shorless seas. The good Mate said, Now we must pray, For lo! the very stars are gone. Brave Admiral, speak, what shall I say? Why say, 'Sail on! sail on! and on! My men grow mutinous day by day; My men grow ghastly wan and weak! The stout Mate thought of home; a spray Of salt wavewashed his swarthy cheek. What shall I say, brave Admiral, say, If we sight naught but seas at dawn? Why, you shall say at break of day, 'Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!' They sailed. They sailed. Then spake the Mate; This mad sea shows its teeth tonight. He curls his lip, he lies in wait, With lifted teeth, as if to bite! Brave Admiral, say but one good word; What shall we do when hope is gone? The words leapt like a leaping sword; Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on! Then, pale and worn, he kept his deck And peered through darkness. Ah! that night Of all dark nights! And then a speck -- A light! A light! A light! A light! It grew, a starlit flag unfurled! It grew to be Time's burst of dawn. He gained a world; he gave that world Its greatest lesson: On! sail on! Quote Right
Quote Left Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn. Quote Right
Quote Left The only certain freedom's in departure. 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 Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Quote Right
Quote Left We love because it's the only true adventure. Quote Right
Quote Left Peaceableness toward enemies is an idea that will, of course, continue to be denounced as impractical. It has been too little tried by individuals, much less by nations. It will not readily or easily serve those who are greedy for power. It cannot be effectively used for bad ends. It could not be used as the basis of an empire. It does not afford opportunities for profit. It involves danger to practitioners. It requires sacrifice. And yet it seems to me that it is practical, for it offers the only escape from the logic of retribution. It is the only way by which we can cease to look to war for peace. ... Peaceableness is not passive. It is the ability to act to resolve conflict without violence. If it is not a practical and practicable method, it is nothing. As a practicable method, it reduces helplessness in the face of conflict. In the face of conflict, the peaceable person may find several solutions, the violent person only one. Quote Right
Quote Left There's only two people in your life you should lie to...the police and your girlfriend. Quote Right
Quote Left The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is my gift, not roses on your grave, not sticks of burning incense. You lived aloof, maintaining to the end your magnificent disdain. You drank wine, and told the wittiest jokes, and suffocated inside stifling walls. Alone you let the terrible stranger in, and stayed with her alone. Now you're gone, and nobody says a word about your troubled and exalted life. Only my voice, like a flute, will mourn at your dumb funeral feast. Oh, who would have dared believe that half-crazed I, I, sick with grief for the buried past, I, smoldering on a slow fire, having lost everything and forgotten all, would be fated to commemorate a man so full of strength and will and bright inventions, who only yesterday it seems, chatted with me, hiding the tremor of his mortal pain. Quote Right
Quote Left Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, - the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man - perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed: which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling: for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest - a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. Quote Right
Quote Left Morning Is Yellow Like A Desk Is Square He always wanted to explain things. But no one cared. So he drew. Sometimes he would draw and it wasn't anything. He wanted to carve it in stone or write it in the sky. He would lie out on the grass and look up in the sky. And it would be only him and the sky and the things inside him that needed saying. And it was after that he drew the picture. It was a beautiful picture. He kept it under his pillow and would let no one see it. And he would look at it every night and think about it. And when it was dark, and his eyes were closed, he could still see it. And it was all of him. And he loved it. When he started school he brought it with him. Not to show anyone, but just to have with him like a friend. It was funny about school. He sat in a square brown desk Like all the other square brown desks And he thought it should be red And his room was a square brown room. Like all the other rooms. And it was tight and close. And stiff. He hated to hold the pencil and chalk, With his arm stiff and his feet flat on the floor. Stiff. With the teacher watching and watching. The teacher came and spoke to him. She told him to wear a tie like all the other boys. He said he didn't like them. And she said it didn't matter. After that they drew. And he drew all yellow and it was the way he felt about morning. And it was beautiful. The teacher came and smiled at him. 'What's this?' she said. 'Why don't you draw something like Ken's drawing? Isn't it beatiful?' After that his mother bought him a tie. And he always drew airplanes and rocket ships like everyone else. And he threw the old picture away. And when he lay alone looking at the sky, It was big and blue and all of everything, But he wasn't anymore. He was square inside. And brown. And his hands were stiff. And he was like everyone else. And the things inside him that needed saying didn't need it anymore. It had stopped pushing. It was crushed. Stiff. Like everything else. Quote Right
Quote Left It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward. Quote Right
Quote Left I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are those who constantly seek to cheat death . . . only to recall that life is seldom fair. Quote Right
Quote Left In love there's only the two of you once.., twice if you're really lucky. -QtR Quote Right
Quote Left Be of understanding, I Cassandra will not put all my eggs in one basket. The beauty of my love and it's depth for who I encounter will always be there, knowing change is the only constant in this Universe, I therefore must be fluid as the gentle flowing river and as the gentle wind changing direction but always true to who I am. Quote Right
Quote Left Majority of people believe they have nothing in common with the rest of the world They seem to ignore only one fact; THE PLANET THEY LIVE ON Quote Right
Quote Left If you can't see yourself doing the right thing . . . you're left to a dark place, with only a shadow to bring. Quote Right
Quote Left There are no idiots; only those who regret feeling like one. - Chris Con Quote Right
Quote Left Winners and Losers There are no mistakes. We simply attribute a fiction (blame or guilt) erroneously through a sense of contrived competition. An over-exercised faculty only strengthens these convictions. Sept 22 21 Quote Right
Quote Left If only passing time were to leave unseen traces of humanity in minds rather than those of brutality seen on faces today Quote Right
Quote Left Even though there are indefinite number of tracks for us to follow as long as we live, there is only one that noone would ever like to follow. Quote Right
Quote Left You are the only Poison who can kill me. Quote Right
Quote Left Wars are made possible because most only guard their front door. Quote Right
Quote Left The only difference between a human and an animal is in having inspiration. – Mwanandeke Kindembo Quote Right
Quote Left What is a word? Who does it belong to? An empty vessel at best! A chair is not a chair until someone sits in it. Poets can only grow if given free rein in their lonely pursuit of excellence. Quote Right
Quote Left Time only exists if I would rather be somewhere else. Quote Right
Quote Left Protests are wrong that damage property that belongs to all, in favor of their own voice... only shows how much they care about themselves, and how much less about others. Quote Right
Quote Left Girls not only affect you in the heart, but also in your mentality, ideologies and how you see the world. August 2021. Quote Right
Quote Left you have only the needs which you create. Quote Right
Quote Left At the edge of nowhere, there was only the between. The space where there is, and you are, but no place to hide. Quote Right
Quote Left “ Silence we relate to death, but only in silence we hear life.” Quote Right
Quote Left "Non pressured creative writing assignments maybe for extra credit should spring board healthy discussion during class," said Austin Macauley UK author Marc O'Brien, "not only will this be a relaxed easy good grade time but allowing the students to release emotion will only build trust between their peers." Quote Right
Quote Left But for now, we can only assume that peace is an unattainable quest. Quote Right
Quote Left Everyone goes through something. But that something is often weighted differently on the shoulders of the bearer. Compassion is the only emotion, that levels the field. Quote Right
Quote Left 11:32 AM 21 july 2021 Actually I came up with this realization many years ago. I just now got around to putting it on here. My life is worth only what I have contributed to the lives of others. Quote Right
Quote Left "A spiteful and entitled generation's been created. The media's helped display it, but only we can change it." Quote Right
Quote Left " Poetry like a love vaccine bleeds ink of life in the silence of the night when only crickets bring to life the dead world." Quote Right
Quote Left The only certain thing in life is change. Quote Right
Quote Left What we do in the past doesn't define us. We define ourselves in a new way everyday. And the way we define ourselves only lasts for that day. That's how it works, the next day we wake up and define ourselves for that day and so on and so forth. Quote Right
Quote Left A sturdy tree is not only knocked down by a storm but also by human folly. How many trees have you cut down traversing a dense forest and holding your breath? Quote Right
Quote Left A strong tree is not only knocked down by a storm but also by human folly. How many trees have you cut down to get there holding your breath? Quote Right
Quote Left People are like stars and they all thought only difference is they can get back up start shining again Quote Right
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