VIRTUAL DICTIONARY - FAMOUS QUOTES

Random Quotes
Refresh Page for New Set

Now blooms the lily by the bank, The primrose down the brae; The hawthorn's budding in the glen, The milkwhite is the slae.
Topic: Flowers
Author: Robert Burns
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Topic: Trouble
Author: Erica Jong
It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
Topic: Heroism
Women see better than men. Men see lazily, if they do not expect to act. Women see quite without any wish to act.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Author: John Lyly
A basic principle in the interpretation of the Bible is that one must first ask what a given Scripture was intended to mean to the people for whom it was originally written; only then is the interpreter free to ask what meaning it has for Christians today. Failure to ask this primary question and to investigate the historical setting of Scripture have prevented many Christians from coming to a correct understanding of some parts of the Bible. Nowhere is this more true than in respect to the last book in the Bible. Here, there has been a singular lack of appreciation for the historical background of the book; the book has been interpreted as if it were primarily written for the day in which the expositor lives (which is usually thought to be the end time), rather than in terms of what it meant to the first-century Christians of the Roman province of Asia for whom it was originally written. This has resulted in all sorts of grotesque and fantastic conclusions of which the author of the Revelation and its early recipients never would have dreamed.
Heroes became heroes flaws and all. You don't have to be perfect to fulfill your dream.
A feast not profuse but elegant; more of salt than of expense.
Author: Lord Byron
Desire is the essence of a man.
Topic: Desire
Alas! How difficult it is to prevent the countenance from betraying guilt!
Topic: Guilt
Author: Ovid
Power concedes nothing without a demand.
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Commemoration of William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833 Rejoice in God, O ye tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb. Nations, and languages, and every creature, in which is the breath of Life. Let man and beast appear before him, and magnify his name together. Let Noah and his company approach the throne of Grace, and do homage to the Ark of their Salvation. Let Abraham present a Ram, and worship the God of his Redemption. Let Jacob with his speckled Drove adore the good Shepherd of Israel. ... Let Daniel come forth with a Lion, and praise God with all his might, through faith in Christ Jesus. ... Let David bless with the bear -- The beginning of victory to the Lord -- to the Lord the perfection of excellence -- Hallelujah from the heart of God, and from the hand of the artist inimitable, and from the echo of the heavenly harp in sweetness magnifical and mighty.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
Ah me, why did they build my house by the road to the market town?
If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone.
A conference is a gathering of important people who individually can't do anything but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Topic: Cliches
Author: Unknown
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Topic: Music
Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
Topic: Beggary
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. -Rachel Carson.
Topic: Parenting