Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . . Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
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  • 47.
    The younger rises when the old doth fall.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Edmund, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 3, l. 25. Varying the proverb, "the rising of one man is the falling of another.")
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  • 48.
    Military glory—the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Jan. 12, 1848, to the House of Representatives. Arguing against the war with Mexico.)
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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
    (Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), Italian nationalist leader. The Duties of Man, ch. 1 (1844-1858, trans. 1907).)
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