A Quote by John Donne on art, chance, charm, death, fate, men, past, pleasure, rest, slavery, sleep, soul, and war

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow, Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery. Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy, or charms, can make us sleep as well, And better than thy stroke. Why swell'st thou then? One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And Death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10, L 1

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on action, charm, life, moderation, and strength

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by Hugh W. Nibley on charm, discovery, endings, science, and value

All scholarship, like all science, is an ongoing, open-ended discussion in which all conclusions are tentative forever, the principal value and charm of the game being the discovery of the totally unexpected.

Hugh W. Nibley

Source: "Common Carrier"

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A Quote by Henry T. Tuckerman on charm, music, and understanding

To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy, than to attempt to fully understand.

Henry T. Tuckerman

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on charm, quality, and satisfaction

Charm: the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Gracie Allen on charm, economics, force, integrity, needs, personality, personality, and work

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.

Gracie Allen (1906 - 1964)

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A Quote by Giovanni Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt on charm, lies, love, and truth

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.

Giovanni Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt (1725 - 1798)

Source: Mémoires Ecrits par Lui-Méme

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on books, charm, facts, mystery, nature, satisfaction, and words

The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, "charm", "spell", "enchantment". They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: Orthodoxy

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on charm and theory

It is certainly not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on belief, charm, confidence, conviction, fatherhood, god, loneliness, men, mind, thought, trust, wisdom, and words

The charm of the words of great men, those grand sayings which are recognized as true as soon as heard, is this, that you recognize them as wisdom which has passed across your own mind. You feel that they are your own thoughts come back to you, else you would not at once admit them. "All of that has floated across me before, only I could not say it, and did not feel confident enough to assert it: or had not conviction enough to put it into words." Yes, God spoke to you what He did to them: only, they believed it, said it, trusted the Word within them; and you did not. Be sure that often when you say, "It is only my own poor thought, and I am alone," the real correcting thought is this: "Alone, but the Father is with me, and therefore I can live that lonely conviction."

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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