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Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart Must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
Topic: Wisdom
I have always fought for ideas -- until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
Topic: Vision
The dying swan, when years her temples pierce, In music-strains breathes out her life and verse, And, chanting her own dirge, tides on her wat'ry hearse.
Topic: Swans
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Topic: Love
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Topic: Education
They're only truly great who are truly good.
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
Topic: Love
Author: John Donne
We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i' th' sun, And bleat the one at th' other. What we changed Was innocence for innocence; we knew not The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed That any did.
Topic: Innocence
Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.
Topic: Blame
The houses he makes last till doomsday.
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.
Topic: Logic
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
Author: James Allen
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Topic: Music
Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway.
Topic: Travel
Nor love, not honour, wealth nor pow'r, Can give the heart a cheerful hour When health is lost. Be timely wise; With health all taste of pleasure flies.
Topic: Health
Author: John Gay
And do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. -The Taming of the Shrew. Act i. Sc. 2.
CHRISTMAS DAY He has come! the Christ of God; Left for us His glad abode, Stooping from His throne of bliss, To this darksome wilderness. He has come! the Prince of Peace; Come to bid our sorrows cease; Come to scatter with His light All the darkness of our night. He, the Mighty King, has come! Making this poor world His home; Come to bear our sin's sad load,-- Son of David, Son of God! He has come whose name of grace Speaks deliverance to our race; Left for us His glad abode,-- Son of Mary, Son of God! Unto us a Child is born! Ne'er has earth beheld a morn, Among all the morns of time, Half so glorious in its prime! Unto us a Son is given! He has come from God's own heaven, Bringing with Him, from above, Holy peace and holy love.
Scroundrel maxim.
Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433 Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary rather than a Christian experience. We think we are doing our duty when we're only talking about it.
The winds that never moderation knew, Afraid to blow too much, too faintly blew; Or out of breath with joy, could not enlarge Their straighten'd lungs or conscious of their charge.
Topic: Wind
Author: John Dryden