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Quotable Quotes #9

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. – Johann Goethe, German poet

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe

Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true! – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer. – John Keats

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

They never fail who die in a great cause. – Lord Byron

Forgotten is forgiven. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen, English novelist

Be courteous with all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. – Buddha

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. – Oscar Wilde

Whom the gods love dies young. – Menander, Greek dramatist

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

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Quotable Quotes #1

Air, Fire, and Water

The world is a solemn place, with room for tennis. – John Berryman

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time. – Charles Schulz (PEANUTS)

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. – William Osler

Why should the devil have all the best tunes? – Rowland Hill, English clergyman

You are what you eat. – Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. – Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer

Since when was genius found respectable? – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. – George Bernard Shaw

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. – Oscar Wilde

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It is jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman