A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on companions, health, ignorance, innocence, and wealth

His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Minna Thomas Antrim on companions, men, and women

Some men act upon women like champagne; when they appear the women are sparkling and full of brilliance; when they leave the fair ones grow flat, stale, and most unprofitable companions.

Minna Thomas Antrim (1861 - ?)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on beginning, companions, pollution, security, and water

While swimming in the heavily polluted rivers of south China, despite the pleadings of his security guards and his physician, he would chide his companions if they began to panic in the water: Maybe you're afraid of sinking, Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louis L'Amour on books, companions, education, learning, and wishes

Do you wish to learn? There are books that can teach you anything, and there is no cheaper form of education, nor one whose effects are more lasting. My education came from books, and they have been my companions by many campfires, in bunkhouses, ships' forecastles, in hotels and on planes. No matter where you find me, I am never far from a book.

Louis L'Amour (1908 - 1988)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Loren Eiseley on age, books, companions, dreams, observation, and youth

Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs of youth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: Strangeness in the Proportion

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on age, companions, destiny, genius, men, and posterity

What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man!-To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion! To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity; to be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries!

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Boswell's Life of Johnson (Croker's ed.). 1831. (From His Essays.)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Katharine Butler Hathaway on change, companions, family, needs, order, and separation

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

Source: The Journals and Letters of the Little Locksmith, 1946.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on companions, heart, solitude, sorrow, and spirituality

Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on companions, faith, knowledge, life, and understanding

Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Juan Mascaro on army, brothers, companions, despair, fatherhood, friendship, grief, heart, sons, and wives

Then Arjuma saw in both armies fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons; fathers of wives, uncles, masters; brothers companions and friends. . . . When Arjuna thus saw his kinsmen face to face in both lines of battle, he was overcome by grief and despair and thus he spoke with a sinking heart.

Juan Mascaro

Source: Translated from sanskrit of The Bhaghavad Gita

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content