Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 31.
    I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
    (Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Baseball the Beautiful, Links Books (1970). Author's biography.)
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  • 32.
    Some of us prefer Austrian voices risen in song to ugly German threats.
    (Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, to Herr Zeller (1965).)
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  • 33.
    The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
    (David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. The Natural History of Religion, sect. 10, p. 339, Green and Grose (1898).)
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  • 34.
    Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 35.
    No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
    (Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Quoted in Essays in English History, "Cromwell and the Historians," A.J.P. Taylor (1976).)
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  • 36.
    Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 37.
    I gather roses from thorns, gold from the earth, the pearl from the oyster.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 20.)
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  • 38.
    From the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dauphin, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 7, l. 31-32. I.e., from dawn to dusk, when the lamb lies down to sleep.)
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  • 39.
    To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. La Légende des siècles, preface (1859).)
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  • 40.
    Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Escalus, in Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 1, l. 38. Thinking of the generally virtuous Claudio, sentenced to death by Angelo.)
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