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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle

Everything is vague to a degree you

Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize until you have tried to make it precise.  ~Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical

True friendship comes when silence between two

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  ~Dave Tyson Gentry

The greatest oak was once a little

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.  ~Author Unknown

People who are brutally honest get more

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.  ~Richard J. Needham

I remember my mothers prayers and they

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~Abraham LincolnPIM

Friendship needs no words it is

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.  ~Dag Hammarskjold

Cold beer and pizza are spiritual betsy

Cold beer and pizza are spiritual.  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.comCold beer & pizza are spiritual. Dec 8th, 2008 twitter.com/wildthyme/status/1046270724

Its difficult to view the world outside

It’s difficult to view the world outside our human context.  Staying alive and paying the bills both require our attention squarely fixed on our

When the superficial wearies me it me

When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated

Opportunity is missed by most people because

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  ~Thomas Edison

To live is in itself a value

To live is in itself a value judgment.  To breathe is to judge.  ~Albert Camus, The Rebel, 1951LCD

To see the summer sky is poetry

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee. ~Emily Dickinson

All things do go a courting in earth

All things do go a-courting, In earth, or sea, or air, God hath made nothing single But thee in His world so fair. ~Emily

A letter is an unannounced visit the

A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises.  One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters

Maybe all one can do is hope

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.  ~Arthur Miller

She holds his stem and her heart

She holds his stem, and her heart throbs hard. He sucks her tongue softly, feeling ecstatic dizziness… ~Bai Xingjian, "The Wedding Night," translated

About astrology and palmistry they are good

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities.  They are communism at its best.  Everybody has

If malice or envy were tangible and

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.  ~Charley Reese

Even if you have just destroyed a

Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr.  Usually all will be forgiven.  ~Lenny Rubenstein

Mr witwould 34pray madam do you pin

Mr Witwould:  "Pray, madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters?  I find I must keep copies." Mrs Millamant:  "Only with

Dare to be true nothing can need

Dare to be true:  nothing can need a lie:  A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.  ~George Herbert

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.  ~George HerbertHe that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which

He conquers who endures persius

He conquers who endures.  ~PersiusCUL

The sun has not caught me in

The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.  ~Thomas JeffersonCUL

Childhood is the most beautiful of all

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.  ~Author Unknown

Stand up on this thanksgiving day stand

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet.  Believe in man.  Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and

History is politics projected into the past

History is politics projected into the past.  ~M.N. Pokrovsky, quoted in Historians and the Holocaust by Dawidowicz; SH

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him ? you try too hard, friend ? drop to your knees and

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed

Never work before breakfast if you have

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~Josh BillingsCUL

The simple lack of her is more

The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.  ~Edward Thomas

I hate cameras they are so much

I hate cameras.  They are so much more sure than I am about everything.  ~John Steinbeck

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.  ~John Heywood

Thousands of candles can be lighted from

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by

In the time it takes you to

In the time it takes you to understand a 14-year-old, he turns 15.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The secret of getting ahead is started

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  ~Mark Twain

The feeling remains that god is on

The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.  ~Teresa of Avila

Im about five inches from being an

I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer.  That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.  ~Ben CrenshawCG

Dont worry about avoiding temptation as

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.  ~Author Unknown

q what does this quote related word

  Q: What does this quote-related word mean? Short A:  See the quote glossary for 70+ terms and definitions. Quote A:  “A proverb is a

Ice cream is exquisite what a pity

Ice cream is exquisite.  What a pity it isn’t illegal.  ~Voltaire

He who excuses himself accuses himself gabriel

He who excuses himself accuses himself.  ~Gabriel Meurier, Trésor des sentences

We cannot always build the future for

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.  ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Persons with weight of character carry like

Persons with weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits.  ~Thomas HardyCUL

You know when i first went into

You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather.  Later he played my father and finally he played my

Motherhood is priced of god at price

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand. ~Helen Hunt JacksonCOE

Sometimes its important to work for that

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that

Little dew drops of celestial melody thomas carlyle

Little dew-drops of celestial melody.  ~Thomas Carlyle

The great enemy of clear language is

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.  When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as if

Who among us hasnt envied a cats

Who among us hasn’t envied a cat’s ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?  ~Karen Brademeyer

Children begin by loving their parents as

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.  ~Oscar Wilde

Though boys throw stones at frogs in

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.  ~Bion, "Water and Land Animals," PlutarchMBT

Sister to sister we will always be

Sister to sister we will always be, A couple of nuts off the family tree. ~Author Unknown

Who then can so softly bind up

Who then can so softly bind up the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Im retired goodbye tension hello pension

I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension!  ~Author Unknown

He lives most life whoever breathes air

He lives most life whoever breathes most air.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A skirt is no obstacle to extemporaneous

A skirt is no obstacle to extemporaneous sex, but it is physically impossible to make love to a girl while she is wearing trousers. 

A learned historian declared to me of

A learned historian declared to me of a contemporary, that the latter had appropriated his researches; he might, indeed, and he had a right

Was it only by dreaming or writing

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? ~Joan Didion

A man loves his sweetheart the most

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.  ~Irish ProverbFW

Sports are too much with us late

Sports are too much with us.  Late and soon, sitting and watching – mostly watching on television – we lay waste our powers of

There is no surer method of evading

There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art, and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by

Science is the great antidote to poison

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.  ~Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776CD

Self assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it

[Self-]assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.  ~George Santayana, Character and Opinion in the United States, 1921WLBUQ

I grew up in this town my

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and

When you come to the end of

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  ~Franklin D. RooseveltGCLE

He that would make his own liberty

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a

I really hate this darn machine wish

I really hate this darn machine; I wish that they would sell it. It won’t do what I want it to, but only what

What a benediction is this fragrance of

What a benediction is this fragrance of the early morning! The vernal grass fills the whole atmosphere as with a shower of sweetness. ~Sarah

god is the tangential point between

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.  ~Alfred Jarry, Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911MCDD

How glorious a greeting the sun gives

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!  ~John Muir

The birds of hope are everywhere listen

The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing. ~Terri Guillemets

The problem with children is that you

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.  ~Charles DeLint

Any man who does not make himself

Any man who does not make himself proficient in at least two languages other than his own is a fool.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

There is no pillow so soft as

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.  ~French Proverb

We do not inherit the earth from

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  ~Native American Proverb

Im fanatical about sport there seems to

I’m fanatical about sport:  there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organise play, the spirit of play. 

There is nothing wrong with todays teenager

There is nothing wrong with today’s teenager that twenty years won’t cure.  ~Author Unknown

Life be not so short but that

Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonClV

All great truths begin as blasphemies george

All great truths begin as blasphemies.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska, 1919

Therefore i say unto you take no

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your

Its easy to understand love at first

It’s easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for

Education aims to give you a boost

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge.  Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its

Those who are unwilling to invest in

Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven’t earned one.  ~H.W. Lewis, Technological Risk, 1990SS

Our history is every human history a

Our history is every human history; a black and gory business, with more scoundrels than wise men at the lead, and more louts than

Ever has it been that love knows

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.  ~Kahlil Gibran

As the hart panteth after water brooks

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.  ~Psalms 42:1

Now and then its good to pause

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comwas under name of Guilaume Apollinaire,

Fear knocked at the door faith answered

Fear knocked at the door.  Faith answered.  And lo, no one was there.  ~Author Unknown

In about the same degree as you

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland

You may not have saved a lot

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks,

As a nation we are dedicated to

As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit – and parking as close to the stadium as possible.  ~Bill VaughanCCQ

The only time my prayers are never

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.  ~Billy Graham

The art of medicine consists in amusing

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.  ~Voltaire

The true meaning of life is to

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson

Awake thou wintry earth fling off

Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! ~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Why try to be someone youre not

Why try to be someone you’re not?  Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Love is a mystery you cant find

Love is a Mystery.  You can’t find it; it has to find you.  ~Author Unknown