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A Quote by John Shepler on abuse, beauty, books, jealousy, language, love, lovers, marriage, passion, poetry, and unity

In the 1600's, a language of flowers developed in Constantinople and in the poetry of Persia. Charles II introduced the Persian poetry to Europe, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought the flower language from Turkey to England in 1716. It spread to France and became a handbook of 800 floral messages known as the Book Le Language des Fleurs. Lovers exchanged messages as they gave each other selected flowers or bouquets. A full red rose meant beauty. Red and white mean unity. Crocus said "abuse not", while a white rosebud warns that one is too young for love. Yellow roses were for jealousy, yellow iris for passion, filbert for reconciliation and ivy for marriage.

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Source: Valentine's Day Love Traditions, johnshepler.com

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A Quote by unknown on books, defeat, friendship, kindness, laughter, leisure, play, simplicity, spirit, time, and trying

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek, By the very manner in which you speak, By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of dollar and dime. You tell what you are by the things you wear, By the spirit in which you your burdens bear, By the kind of things at which you laugh, By the records you play on your phonograph. You tell what you are by the way you walk, By the things of which you delight to talk, By the manner in which you bear defeat, By so simple a thing as how you eat. By the books you choose from a well-filled shelf- In these ways, and more, you tell on yourself. So really there's not a grain of sense In trying to keep up a false pretense.

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A Quote by unknown on books and home

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Home is wherever my books are.

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A Quote by unknown on books and god

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God deliver me from a man of one book.

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A Quote by unknown on books, life, and reading

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

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A Quote by unknown on books and trying

In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.

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A Quote by unknown on books

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There is no worse robber than a bad book.

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A Quote by unknown on books, creation, good, life, men, past, and possessions

Books are among life's most precious possessions. They are the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that man builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, civilizations perish, but books continue. The perusal of a good book is, as it were, an interview with the noblest men of past ages who have written it.

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A Quote by unknown on argument, books, friendship, good, hell, history, justice, life, and theory

I know the argument friend. It's the great theory of history. I've heard it before. It says when things ain't good, instead of getting down and doing something about it, instead of changing your life, it's a hell of a lot easier to blame somebody else. And it just don't wash in my book.

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Source: Talk Radio

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A Quote by unknown on books and thought

When the Lord gave out brains, I thought He said trains, and I missed mine. When He gave out looks, I thought He said books, and I didn't want any. When He gave out noses, I thought He said roses, and I asked for a red one. When He gave out legs, I thought He said kegs, and I ordered two fat ones. When He gave out chins, I thought He said gins, and I ordered a double one. When He gave out heads, I thought He said beds, and I asked for a soft one. Oh Gee, am I a mess!

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Source: The Careless Listener

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