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Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

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Quotable Quotes #12

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does the much better. – Plutarch, Greek essayist

Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. – Mark Twain

Life is too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire, French philosopher

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. – Rudyard Kipling

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

It is not length of life but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!!!

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. – Boethius, 6th century philosopher

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. – Jane Austen, English novelist

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist

‘Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet

We loved with a love that was more than love. – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Bronte

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. – Euripides, Greek playwright

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Who so loves believes the impossible. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. – George Bernard Shaw

There is only one happiness in life,

To love and to be loved. – George Sand (Aurore Lucile Dupin), French novelist

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end. – Germaine de Stael, French novelist

Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

Quotable Quotes #4

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher

Conscience makes cowards of us all. –William Shakespeare

It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company. – George Washington

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. – John Dryden, English poet

Easy reading is damn hard writing. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. – William Shakespeare

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher

And say my glory was I had such friends. – William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Mark Twain

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light tomorrow with today! – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be not afraid of greatness:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. – John Dryden, English poet

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. – Plato

Who is wise in love, love most, say least. – Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet

A woman, especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. – Jane Austen, English novelist

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. – John Keats, English poet

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain, American writer

Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right. – John Donne, English poet

Quotable Quotes #3

Lily

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French writer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Goethe, German poet

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. – John Donne, English poet

Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. – John Dryden, English poet

Brevity is the soul of wit. – William Shakespeare

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French writer

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. – John Dryden, English poet

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? – William Shakespeare

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. – Ralph Waldo Emerson