A Quote by John Sutherland Bonnell, DD on cynicism, endings, home, honor, life, literature, losing, men, people, purity, religion, vitality, women, and youth

When Rome's youth became debased and enervated, when regard was lost for men's honor and women's purity, when the sanctity of the home was violated, when her literature became cynical and debased, her dominion ended. The moral life of any people rises or falls with the vitality or decay of its religious life.

John Bonnell (1893 - 1992)

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A Quote by James Aldrich on day, endings, life, and suffering

Her suffering ended with the day, Yet lived she at its close, And breathed the long, long night away In statue-like repose.

James Aldrich (1810 - 1856)

Source: A Death-Bed.

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A Quote by Isak Dinesen on defeat, endings, and life

You must not think that I feel, in spite of it having ended in such defeat, that my "life has been wasted" here, or that I would exchange it with that of anyone I know.

Isak Dinesen

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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 Freeman Dyson on awareness, divorce, endings, facts, marriage, mathematics, past, and physics

I am acutely aware of the fact that the marriage between mathematics and physics, which was so enormously fruitful in past centuries, has recently ended in divorce.

Freeman Dyson

Source: Missed Opportunities, 1972. (Gibbs Lecture?)

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on endings, hope, peace, sons, sorrow, time, and unhappiness

Sorrow Is A Box Of Flowers What it's all about is sorrow I've become convinced of that sorrow fences each field sorrow clings to stone walls sorrow hedges the road on both sides when her son died sorrow coated her spoon it curled in her bed it hung in her closet like a coat she put on and wore sometimes proudly sometimes bent over I watched her put up the fence the stone walls we've all done it the hedge on either side of the road cowering behind it wishing for a different ending: sorrow is a box of flowers being delivered over and over your name on the card each time the bell rings you go to the door take the box in your arms hoping this time praying this time there'll be a different name but it's always yours in unhappy endings there is finally peace I've become convinced of that sorrow is the schoolmaster the sober drink the great equalizer everyone has to swallow it there's no getting down from the table

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by General Edward H. White on endings, good, and life

A good man's life is never quite ended; something of it always remains to touch and illuminate other lives.

Edward H. White

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on endings


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on acting, change, children, endings, family, home, learning, libraries, opportunity, questions, reading, simplicity, time, and words

Barbara Bush's Family Reading Tips 1. Establish a routine for reading aloud. 2. Make reading together a special time. 3. Try these simple ways to enrich reading aloud with your children: --Move your finger under the words as you read. --Let your child help turn the pages. --Take turns reading words, sentences or pages. --Pause and ask open-ended questions such as, "How would you feel if you were that person?" or "What do you think might happen next?" --Look at the illustrations and talk about them. --Change your voice as you read different characters' words. Let your child make up voices. --Keep stories alive by acting them out. 4. Ask others who take care of your children to read aloud. 5. Visit the library regularly. 6. Let your children see you reading. 7. Read all kinds of things together. 8. Fill your home with opportunities for reading. 9. Keep reading aloud even after your children learn to read.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

Source: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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A Quote by Aeschylus on endings and grief

Sweet is a grief well ended.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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