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Quote Left Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet, Through echoing forest and echoing street, With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam, All men are our kindred, the world is our home. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed, The laughter and beauty of women long dead; The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings, And happy and simple and sorrowful things. What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow? Where the wind calls our wandering footsteps we go. No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait: The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate. Quote Right
Quote Left As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. 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 Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I Quote Right
Quote Left How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names. Quote Right
Quote Left I think it frets the saints in heaven to see How many desolate creatures on the earth Have learnt the simple dues of fellowship And social comfort, in a hospital. Quote Right
Quote Left I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. Quote Right
Quote Left In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight. Quote Right
Quote Left Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. Quote Right
Quote Left My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Against his better judgment, the big game hunter is talked into taking both his wife AND her mother along on one of his expeditions. It does not go well. The mother-in-law is, if anything, harder to get along with in the wilds than she was in the city. And to make matters worse, she won't even abide by the simple camp rules designed to keep the safari safe. One night after dinner, the hunter's wife realizes her mother is missing. Panicked, she rushes to her husband and begs him to institute a search. He sighs, and together they set out. But before they've gone far, they hear throaty growling. Soon they come upon a small clearing in which the mother-in-law stands, backed up against thick, seemingly impenetrable jungle brush, and facing a huge male lion. The wife whispers urgently, 'What are we going to do?' 'Nothing,' responds her husband. 'The lion got himself into this mess, now let him get himself out of it.'' Quote Right
Quote Left An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. Quote Right
Quote Left Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time. Quote Right
Quote Left This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler. Quote Right
Quote Left For banks, their number one is protecting the impression of trust. If they lose that impression of trust, that bank goes out of business. It's that simple. Quote Right
Quote Left Your apple face, the simple crèche Of your arms, the August smells... Quote Right
Quote Left I think we're just trying to keep it simple. At this point of the season, we have to just trust our system and go out and play. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Against his better judgment, the big game hunter is talked into taking both his wife AND her mother along on one of his expeditions. It does not go well. The mother-in-law is, if anything, harder to get along with in the wilds than she was in the city. And to make matters worse, she won't even abide by the simple camp rules designed to keep the safari safe. One night after dinner, the hunter's wife realizes her mother is missing. Panicked, she rushes to her husband and begs him to institute a search. He sighs, and together they set out. But before they've gone far, they hear throaty growling. Soon they come upon a small clearing in which the mother-in-law stands, backed up against thick, seemingly impenetrable jungle brush, and facing a huge male lion. The wife whispers urgently, 'What are we going to do?' 'Nothing,' responds her husband. 'The lion got himself into this mess, now let him get himself out of it.'' Quote Right
Quote Left I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst's couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing. Quote Right
Quote Left But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Quote Right
Quote Left A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent. Quote Right
Quote Left The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry Quote Right
Quote Left The birth of the new constitutes a crisis, and its mastery calls for a crude and simple cast of mind -- the mind of a fighter -- in which the virtues of tribal cohesion and fierceness and infantile credulity and malleability are paramount. Thus every new beginning recapitulates in some degree man's first beginning. Quote Right
Quote Left What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, Quote Right
Quote Left Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds Quote Right
Quote Left For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms. Quote Right
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Quote Left In The Classroom of analysis, students who are too quick to debunk written evidence must also be armed with opposing "truth" to the evidence which they defy. never be too quick to say "I don't believe this or that"when you have no opposing tested grounds of evidence. Be careful to oppose with valid proof and consider that no one comes to the stage of argument without a superior argument except a simpleton Quote Right
Quote Left I guess the simple fact is when put into practice loyalty lacks fizz. Quote Right
Quote Left Best be yourself, royal, simple and true! 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 Truth manifested itself and expresses its attributes through creation and created a playing field for things to exist without offering never ending assistance to exist. The same way we have legs to walk on our own, hands to grab, etc., the universe is the same for the body of all which exist. No religion can explain this governing Truth except through simple terms. The truth will reveal itself at an appropriate time, nothing can change The Will of Truth. Quote Right
Quote Left A simple smile can brighten up your day Quote Right
Quote Left Climbing the stairs up is a bit hard, which always mean, making your impression up in front of people is too tough but, that off going down through stairs is too easy, which means, making your impression down in front of people is too simple. Quote Right
Quote Left "So inhale, exhale, and keep it simple." -Jo M.. "Parenting with Anxiety sucks." Quote Right
Quote Left Women love the simple things in life--men. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes nocking at the door doesn't simplify that you require a permission to get in, it's a simple way of saying 'recognize me ' Quote Right
Quote Left The background of Life is too complexly simple to understand. Quote Right
Quote Left Having a simple life is not the same as being content. It means you don't own or do as much as the average person, that's it. Minimalism is not the answer. Quote Right
Quote Left When it comes to emotional intelligence, a simple examination of the animal kingdom quickly demonstrates that we got this whole evolution thing backwards. Quote Right
Quote Left "It is this simple, people. Put your children first, and you will create the most joyful creatures your block has ever seen." Quote Right
Quote Left Unlike yours was their life, so remember thee. It's a small thing to do for you and me. We that live now should know our existence is simple. The lessons of history are what make our lifetime peaceful. We who are now alive and don't face that fate should pay tribute to past generations for doing something that we would hate. The life of luxury of which we know no different, is why you should respect the past as the past is significant. Quote Right
Quote Left " Accepting Simple Thing Is Complicated Sometime" Quote Right
Quote Left " A Simple Meaningful Life is Hard to Live" Quote Right
Quote Left It always does not have to be right choice or easy choice, sometimes if you are wise enough then you can figure out a smart alternative which is both correct and simple... Quote Right
Quote Left Uma falha, um atraso numa conquista, numa meta, nem sempre pode ser considerado um erro.Pode ser simplesmente o melhor que pode ser feito naqueles momentos. Vai se tornar um erro real se parar de tentar. Quote Right
Quote Left want to cross aloft the ocean of life, it may seem simple as walking on the edge of a knife. Quote Right
Quote Left A mirror will never judge me. My clothes will never defy me. My smile may just be a simple accessory but only my God has power over me. Quote Right
Quote Left 'He or She is the boss of .....'. I work with Preschool children and find it best to keep things simple. If there is something they really ought to get permission for, I often tell them a teacher is the boss of it, for example, during water-play a certain teacher may be 'the boss of the tap'. Quote Right
Quote Left Many have denuded the allurement of appreciation but the simple utterance can transform a bitter aloe to honey. Quote Right
Quote Left There's no apology that befits a bad attitude: the remedy is simple indeed!!!..... Either you change it or you just shut up your loud mouth altogether. Quote Right
Quote Left The biggest ideas come from simple thoughts. Quote Right
Quote Left "Love is never a form of art. Its not a form of playing on words. Its a form of purity. Its where you with all your heart say three simple words in different respects to different persons. Be it your family or your spouse, thread ever lightly on the heart you say those words too for if you dare to cause them pain they cannot withstand, you shall be the one suffering far worse than the one you hurt."-Alex Quote Right
Quote Left LIFE IS SIMPLE,BUT WE MAKE IT COMPLICATED. Quote Right
Quote Left The story of my life is just four simple words... "I love you, Goodbye" Quote Right
Quote Left I just found out why a lot of people christen me a man. It's pretty simple and funny but it's because I think like a man and feel like a woman. Quote Right
Quote Left the secret of peace is not with people but the simple surroundings you are in. Quote Right
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