A Quote by Wandle Mace on adversity, beginning, business, courtship, learning, and society

Now I began to realize what adversity really meant. I felt ashamed to meet anyone. Some of those persons who had courted our society when we were flourishing in business, now that adversity had overtaken us, would pass us by without recognition. I began to learn the hollowness of so-called "society."

Wandle Mace

Source: Wandle Mace Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p..3

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A Quote by Walter Pater on courtship and testing

What we have to do is to be for ever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.

Walter Pater (1839 - 1894)

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A Quote by unknown on courtship, jealousy, and marriage

Jealousy is delightful during courtship, practically essential to the first year of marriage, but after that, Chinese torture.


Source: Secudes, 1957

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on courtship, envy, and time

And when with envy Time, transported, Shall think to rob us of our joys, You 'll in your girls again be courted, And I 'll go wooing in my boys.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Winifreda (1720).

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A Quote by Stephen Switzer on admiration, courtship, death, diligence, garden, and plants

Can the garden afford any thing more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, pease, beans and other legumes and edulous plants so different in colour and of such various shapes, rising at it were from the dead and piercing the ground in so many thousand places as they do, courting the admiration or requiring the care of the diligent Gardiner.

Stephen Switzer

Source: The Practical Gardener, 1727

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A Quote by Joseph Story on courtship, jealousy, and laws

I will not say with Lord Hale, that "The Law will admit of no rival" . . . but I will say that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favors, but by lavish homage.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

Source: The Value and Importance of Legal Studies, August 5, 1829

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A Quote by John Milton on bravery, courtship, play, and sex

But who is this, what thing of sea or land,-- Female of sex it seems,-- That so bedeck'd, ornate, and gay, Comes this way sailing Like a stately ship Of Tarsus, bound for th' isles Of Javan or Gadire, With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails fill'd, and streamers waving, Courted by all the winds that hold them play, An amber scent of odorous perfume Her harbinger?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 710.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on business, courtship, earth, goals, and success

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on brides, children, and courtship

Usura slayeth the child in the womb It stayeth the young man's courting It hath brought palsey to bed, lyeth between the young bride and her bridegroom

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: CONTRA NATURAM Cantos, 1925—1959,

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A Quote by David Mallet on bravery, courtship, deed, fame, and honesty

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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