Pining: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 105 pages
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Familiar Quotations PiningTheater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.ndash;Agnes de MillePining ndash; LongingIt was now the hour that turns back the longing of seafarers and melts their hearts, the day they have bidden dear friends farewell, and pierces the new traveler with love if he hears in the distance the bell that seems to mourn the dying day.ndash;Dante AlighieriWhat sweet thoughts, what longing led them to the woeful pass.ndash;Dante AlighieriMarriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise lounge.ndash;Mrs. Patrick CampbellNature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.ndash;CiceroRaise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region.ndash;Leonard CohenThe desires and longings of man are vast as eternity, and they point him to it.ndash;Tryon EdwardsIt seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.ndash;George EliotPrayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.ndash;Mahatma GandhiThe chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.ndash;Kahlil Gibran

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