dawn

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, dawn, emptiness, habits, health, men, pride, reason, time, and truth

Dawn, n. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine on dawn, heart, and love

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse de Prat de Lamartine (1790 - 1869)

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A Quote by Aime Cesaire on children, dawn, dreams, and home

Africa, help me to go home, carry me like an aged child in your arms. Undress me and wash me. Strip me of all of these garments, strip me as a man strips off dreams when the dawn comes. . . .

Aime Cesaire (1913 -)

Source: The Tragedy of King Christophe, 1963.

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A Quote by Adelaide Crapsey on dawn, death, justice, and silence

These beThree silent things: The Falling snow. . . the hour Before the dawn. . . the mouth of one Just dead. 

Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914)

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