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Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 21.
    It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities.
    (Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919). By "the hostilities," Felton meant the Civil War. She was a slaveowner who came to disbelieve in slavery. This remark is from Felton's 1919 synopsis of a 1900 address she gave in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.)
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  • 22.
    Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
    (James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. article first appeared in New Yorker (Feb. 18, 1939). "The Shrike and the Chipmunks," Fables for our Time (1940).)
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  • 23.
    Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
    (Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, II.)
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  • 24.
    A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.
    (John Carey (b. 1934), British author, critic. repr. in Original Copy, pt. 2, "Keeping Up with the Coopers" (1987). Sunday Times (London, Sept. 20, 1981). Of photographs of society figure Lady Diana Cooper.)
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  • 25.
    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and organize.
    (Albert Gore, Jr. (b. 1948), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 2, 1988). As his presidential campaign slogan.)
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  • 26.
    An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
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  • 27.
    Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 370 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 28.
    A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom.
    (George Whiting (1884-1943), U.S. songwriter. "My Blue Heaven," Leo Feist, Inc. (1927). Music composed by Walter Donaldson (1893-1947).)
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  • 29.
    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In La Condition Ouvrière (1951). "The Mystery of the Factory," Factory Journal (1934-1935).)
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  • 30.
    It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)
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