charm

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on charm, conversation, justice, kindness, love, and secrets

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Rogers on charm, gloom, madness, and melancholy

Go! you may call it madness, folly; You shall not chase my gloom away! There 's such a charm in melancholy I would not if I could be gay.

Samuel Rogers (1763 - 1855)

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A Quote by Samuel Rogers on certainty, charm, and happiness

Fireside happiness, to hours of ease Blest with that charm, the certainty to please.

Samuel Rogers (1763 - 1855)

Source: Human Life.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on admiration and charm

There are charms made only for distant admiration.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on attitude, cats, charm, devil, egotism, honesty, and responsibility

The great charm of cats is their rampant egotism, their devil may care attitude toward responsibility, and their disinclination to earn an honest dollar.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on charm, thought, games, chess, winning, and surprise

That she won the game startled me cold. The way she won, the pattern of her thought on the chessboard, charmed me warm again and then some.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 91

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on acceptance, charm, heaven, and losing

The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on charm, courage, ideas, love, mind, money, thinking, thought, and world

Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty, charm, and earth

Rhodora! If the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Rhodora.

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A Quote by Plutarch on body, charm, familiarity, force, and science

[about Archimedes:] . . . being perpetually charmed by his familiar siren, that is, by his geometry, he neglected to eat and drink and took no care of his person; that he was often carried by force to the baths, and when there he would trace geometrical figures in the ashes of the fire, and with his finger draw lines upon his body when it was anointed with oil, being in a state of great ecstasy and divinely possessed by his science.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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