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Quote Left Did you really leave me again? After all the seasons I spent waiting, watching out the window, listening at the door, waiting for the news of your return? for the news that you realized that someone important was waiting for you. A whole lifetime I've been waiting. I can't believe you're not coming back. I can't believe I'm supposed to stop waiting. I can't believe you left me again... 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 Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,... Quote Right
Quote Left The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape. Quote Right
Quote Left If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Quote Right
Quote Left Wise child, didst hastily return And mad'st thy mother's womb thine urn.... Quote Right
Quote Left Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature. To be awake is to be alive. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit. Quote Right
Quote Left Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return. Quote Right
Quote Left The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism. Quote Right
Quote Left Silent companions of the lonely hour, Friends, who can never alter or forsake, Who for inconstant roving have no power, And all neglect, perforce, must calmly take,-- Let me return to you; this turmoil ending Which worldly cares have in my spirit wrought, And, o'er your old familiar pages bending, Refresh my mind with many a tranquil thought: Till, haply meeting there, from time to time, Fancies, the audible echo of my own, 'Twill be like hearing in a foreign clime My native language spoke in friendly tone, And with a sort of welcome I shall dwell On these, my unripe musings, told so well. Quote Right
Quote Left But in seven weeks it was done, the frontiers decided. A continent for better or worse divided. The next day he sailed for England, where he quickly forgot The case as a good lawyer must. Return he would not, Afraid, as he told his Club, that he might get shot. Quote Right
Quote Left Thoughts are tyrants that return again and again to torment us. Quote Right
Quote Left Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. Quote Right
Quote Left If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. Quote Right
Quote Left The institution of marriage in all societies is a pattern within which the strains put by civilization on males and females alike must be resolved, a pattern within which men must learn, in return for a variety of elaborate rewards, new forms in which sexual spontaneity is still possible, and women must learn to discipline their receptivity to a thousand other considerations. Quote Right
Quote Left A short retirement urges a sweet return. Quote Right
Quote Left Hamlet. To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till a... Quote Right
Quote Left When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them. Quote Right
Quote Left It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. Quote Right
Quote Left I always return from Africa energized and rejuvenated. Largely because of the African voices -- the wisdom in those voices -- [I'm] energized and invigorated! Quote Right
Quote Left For thou perhaps at thy return May'st find thy Darling in an urn. Quote Right
Quote Left In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. Quote Right
Quote Left Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin impatience. Because of impatience we are driven out of Paradise because of impatience we cannot return. Quote Right
Quote Left We must look at what immigration to America involves. To the new arrivals, the change is excruciating. Learning a new language and dealing with strange customs make the first years of life in the new land painful... The economic system of the United States is a mighty engine of persuasion. It motivates people to do what otherwise they never would in return for fulfilling their dreams. In the process, people learn that there is no sharp line between physical well-being and the higher purposes of life. The comfort of owning a house is at once meeting the obligation to care for one Quote Right
Quote Left For life is but a dream whose shapes return, Some frequently, some seldom, some by night And some by day, Quote Right
Quote Left Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? by Quote Right
Quote Left The reasoning is, instead of taking it off-line for two years and spending a lot of money to return it to flight when it probably would fly only one time at the most, why spend that extra money, when you don't need to? Quote Right
Quote Left There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return. Quote Right
Quote Left With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Return

Quote Left I would rather have a million poor friends, than one millionaire friend; because if I asked each poor friend for a dollar, knowing the struggle, they’d share it, and I’d be able to help either one of them in return; but if I asked a dollar from my one and only millionaire friend, he’d no doubt hate me for the offense of only asking, hating poverty much greater than even I. Quote Right
Quote Left And... Her love was like home to me But it was Hiraeth I sick to fall and return but it never existed Quote Right
Quote Left Keep what you want to keep, right now. Try while you can. Because once its gone it may return but may not be the same. Quote Right
Quote Left In everything you do, do from the bottom of your heart and expect nothing in return. It makes you happy when you see a positive impact. Quote Right
Quote Left Nostalgia, more than--return, relive, reborn--it is a gifted smile of the present, a curiosity for the young to ponder, and the aged to have a smile-fest. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes there is no return to be gained on the investment of intent or purpose. Quote Right
Quote Left bees making honey~ two trip a cup shaped flower~ expectant return~ Quote Right
Quote Left Faithfull, true, never wavering, wandering from place to place, drifting aimlessly in the wild open fields never to return... Quote Right
Quote Left Finance, Energy or Time, always assess your investments. If they don't give expected returns, tweak the investments. Quote Right
Quote Left The truth was buried in the family garden, back in 1984.In 2005, I returned to exhume what was hidden. Only to find myself being enclosed by dark, cloaked figures. Aware of snarling voices describing the shame I had inflicted. Hands Grabbing me by my throat. Hurled into a shallow grave. Wailing desperately like a banshee for my release. Inhaling soil, losing each breath. Rasping for air, suffocating in hollow ground. Buried alive alongside my childhood trauma, Laid deceased in a premature grave. Quote Right
Quote Left A life filled with returned smiles can happily end unnoticed. Quote Right
Quote Left My Smile is interned in your Smile for sake return it. Quote Right
Quote Left "When you cut through all the BULLTWANG, what it really comes down to is, as always, shining through all your fermenting piles of detritus - the common quest, of every man, woman and child - the quest for pure LOVE fulfilled and returned. There is your LIGHT to walk towards and douse yourself in". Quote Right
Quote Left Only love can be returned, others are just dealt with... Quote Right
Quote Left Give woman love, you will have everything in return. Quote Right
Quote Left Love isn't in the spoken words but in the action, the ability to give without asking for anything in return. Quote Right
Quote Left "Don't go returning to the things you've done or have done just to fill an empty sense of comfort. your choices are said, not made." -Kevin A. Hernandez. Quote Right
Quote Left Comments are like wild daisies in a paddock, when you give one, it fills an author with the gift of giving and returning the feelings that you have when receiving a kind word of praise. Quote Right
Quote Left Never love whole hearted,you will get hurt in return. Quote Right
Quote Left Be nice to strangers and the world will return the favor. Quote Right
Quote Left An offered hand, should be a taken hand and a hug should be returned. Quote Right
Quote Left degeneration The need to return a land to its past, is a sign of degeneration. The ignorance of the truth. Greatness is not only found in the past, it is the presence, and future. The denial of investing in a truth is called decay. The use of hate and the threat of war, anytype of violence shows how incompetent the nation has become. For using these facets of the rot, shows a nations downfall. The question is how far and how fast will it occur. Quote Right
Quote Left Once you loose trust, You will damn loose it forever.. So if you are tied in a commitment & break loyalty once.. You will b getting a shit in returns!! Quote Right
Quote Left I commit my soul to you GOD, Nothing but, Your Divineness shall be expected in return!! Quote Right
Quote Left "I imagined away many hours, as the fireplace grew cold, but I always returned to bed, for my own mind’s sake." Quote Right
Quote Left If a person does good only because he knows that this will bring him good in return, I don't think this counts really as being good. Quote Right
Quote Left I use a community computer in the Apartment complex where I live. I only get one hour a day on the computer. Which is never enough time to check email and post my poetry. My next post will be returning all of the replies that I have received. I'll do this on the morrow. Thanks of listening. Quote Right
Quote Left It is better to have a destination in mind as you set off and perhaps never get there, than to reach any destination you never planned for. There might never be a return-trip. Quote Right
Quote Left a wheel within a wheel i see, return retrace eternity, the faces in the mist agree, that i should yet insist, logic doth encrypt, a life of adversity Quote Right