A Quote by William Cowper on charm, freedom, and slavery

Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 260.

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A Quote by William Cowper on charm, garden, and grace

E'vn in the stifling bosom of the town, A garden, in which nothing thrives, has charms That soothes the rich possessor; much consol'd, That here and there some sprigs of mournful mint, Or nightshade, or valerian, grace the well He cultivates.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task, 1785

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A Quote by William Congreve on charm, magic, and music

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. By magic numbers and persuasive sound.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Mourning Bride. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on charm and mountains

One had a lovely face, And two or three had charm, But charm and face were in vain. Because the mountain grass Cannot keep the form Where the mountain hare has lain.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: "Memory"

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on beauty, charm, difficulty, economics, life, luxury, necessity, people, poets, sharing, society, traditions, ugliness, and world

Gardening is a luxury occupation: an ornament, not a necessity, of life. . . . Fortunate gardener, who may preoccupy himself solely with beauty in these difficult and ugly days! He is one of the few people left in this distressful world to carry on the tradition of elegance and charm. A useless member of society, considered in terms of economics, he must not be denied his rightful place. He deserves to share it, however humbly, with the painter and poet.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

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A Quote by unknown on charm, fear, imagination, and mind

My eyes can only see and my ears can only hear. Only my mind can conceive all that which I think I fear. Imagination charms me but often leads me astray. And like a labyrinth sometimes it's hard to see the right way.


Source: Frozen Ghost

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A Quote by unknown on charm, children, god, guidance, life, and love

God gave this child to you to guide, To love, to walk through life beside. A little child so full of charms, To fill a pair of loving arms. God picked you out because he knew How safe his child would be with you.


Source: Newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Tom Clothier on beauty, charm, confidence, conversation, friendship, garden, meetings, needs, people, plants, pleasure, reward, and success

To garden, you open your personal space to admit a few, a great many, or thousands of plants which exude charm, pleasure, beauty, oxygen, conversation, friendship, confidence, and other rewards should you succeed in meeting their basic needs. This is why people garden. It can be easy but challenging, and the rewards are priceless.

Tom Clothier

Source: Gardening Philosophy

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A Quote by Stephen Harvey on action, charm, death, immortality, lust, scandal, shame, and virtue

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.

Stephen Harvey

Source: Juvenal, Satire ix.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on charm, needs, and women

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: What Every Woman Knows

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