A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on blush and indifference

After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on blush, kiss, laughter, police, and women

Some women blush when they are kissed, some call for the police, some swear, some bite. But the worst are those who laugh.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Edward Young on blush


The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night vii. Line 496.

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on blush, caring, character, confusion, conscience, endurance, fear, friendship, good, heart, honor, learning, lies, life, love, reality, secrets, and soul

This sense of honor is the sense of right. It is the soul's instinctive love for the good, the true, the commendable, and its instinctive scorn of the base, mean, and vile. There is a confusion between that false honor which cares only what another thinks or says, and the true personal honor which cares first for what we are. It is too true that many a man who would resent with a blow the epithet of "thief" or "liar" will lie and steal in secret apparently without a qualm of conscience. The true root of honor demands reality and hates shams. One should be taught to abhor and reject in his own heart everything which he would resent in an accusation made by another. He should learn not to tolerate in his own inner consciousness what he would fear or blush to have known to friends or foes. This is the sense of personal honor that dominates and molds character and that endures the heaviest stress of life.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on blush, borrowing, desires, grace, love, play, praise, security, and soul

The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure The merchant, to secure his treasure, Conveys it in a borrowed name: Euphelia serves to grace my measure, But Cloe is my real flame. My softest verse, my darling lyre Upon Euphelia's toilet lay - When Cloe noted her desire That I should sing, that I should play. My lyre I tune, my voice I raise, But with my numbers mix my sighs; And whilst I sing Euphelia's praise, I fix my soul on Cloe's eyes. Fair Cloe blushed; Euphelia frowned: I sung, and gazed; I played, and trembled: And Venus to the Loves around Remarked how ill we all dissembled.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on blush


A letter does not blush.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on blush, questions, and retirement

Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Edwin Drood

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on blush, fame, and good

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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