Fives: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Ruminating ndash; ContemplationThere is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.ndash;Cyril ConnollyNo one can contemplate the great facts of astronomy without feeling his own littleness and the wonderful sweep of the power and providence of God.ndash;Tryon EdwardsDeath is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.ndash;Paul TherouxPurity is the power to contemplate defilement.ndash;Simone WeilRuminating ndash; DeliberationRevolutions are not improvised. They are not made at will by individuals. They come through the force of circumstances, and are independent of any deliberate will or conspiracy. They can be foreseen, but their explosion can never be accelerated.ndash;Mikhail BakuninCivilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity of service.ndash;Mahatma GandhiI am deliberate and afraid of nothing.ndash;Audre LordeRuminating ndash; MeditationThe effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Meditate upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny.ndash;Fu Wu MingRuminating ndash; MuseSo cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.ndash;William BurroughsEach of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.ndash;Eliza Farnham
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