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A Quote by Lydia H. Sigoteney on cheating, children, darkness, desires, failure, garden, gold, heaven, indolence, pride, resignation, soul, vices, youth, and yielding

There came a man in days of old, To hire a piece of land for gold, And urged his suit in accents meek- "One crop alone is all I seek; 'That harvest o'er, my claim I yield, And to its lord resign the field." The owner some misgivings felt, And coldly with the stranger dealt, But found his last objection fail, And honied eloquence prevail, So took the proffered price in hand, And for one crop leased out the land. The wily tenant sneered with pride, And sowed the spot with acorns wide; At first like tiny shoots they grew, Then broad and wide their branches threw, But long before the oaks sublime, Aspiring reached their forest rime, The cheated landlord moldering lay Forgotten with his kindred clay. O ye whose years unfolding fair Are fresh with youth, and free from care, Should vice and indolence desire The garden of your souls to hire, No parleys hold-reject the suit, Nor let one seed the soil pollute. My child their first approach beware, With firmness break the insidious snare, Lest as the acorns grew and throve Into a sun-encircled grove, Thy sins, a dark o'ershadowing tree Shut out the light of Heaven from thee.

Lydia H. Sigoteney

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A Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven on children, gold, happiness, and virtue

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on gold and life

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So dear a life your arms enfold, Whose crying is a cry for gold.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Stanza 24.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on birth, change, christ, christmas, darkness, death, disease, failure, gold, good, goodwill, grief, happiness, heart, joy, laws, life, love, lust, mankind, manners, mind, pain, peace, pride, slander, sorrow, spirit, time

Christmas and New Year Bells The time draws near the birth of Christ: The moon is hid; the night is still; The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist. Four voices of four hamlets round, From far and near, on mead and moor, Swell out and fail, as if a door Were shut between me and the sound: Each voice four changes on the wind, That now dilate, and now decrease, Peace and goodwill, goodwill and peace, Peace and goodwill, to all mankind. This year I slept and woke with pain I almost wish'd no more to wake, And that my hold on life would break Before I heard those bells again: But they the troubled spirit rule, For they controll'd me when a boy; They bring me sorrow touch'd with joy, The merry, merry bells of Yule. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old Ring in the thousand years of peace. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on blindness, day, dreams, earth, friendship, god, gold, life, men, prayer, and world

. . . More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheeps or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Not only for themselves but for those who call them friend? For so this whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Idylls of the King, The Passing of Arthur

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A Quote by Lizzy Gardiner on awards, gold, insults, and justice

Wore a dress made of American Express gold cards to the Academy Awards. I was looking for an American symbol. A Coca-Cola bottle or a Mickey Mouse would have been ridiculous, doing anything with the American flag would have been insulting, and Cadillac hub caps were just too uncomfortable.

Lizzy Gardiner

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on gold

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O speculators about perpetual motion, how many vain chimeras have you created in the like quest? Go and take your place with the seekers after gold.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on gold, growth, and truth

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Kathleen Raine on birds, children, fate, future, gold, life, love, memory, and simplicity

Of all created things the source is one, Simple, single as love; remember The cell and seed of life, the sphere That is, of child, white bird, and small blue dragon-fly Green fern, and the gold four-petalled tormentilla The ultimate memory. Each latent cell puts out a future, Unfolds its differing complexity As a tree puts forth leaves, and spins a fate Fern-traced, bird feathered, or fish-scaled.

Kathleen Raine

Source: Message From Home

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on gold, learning, lies, nations, sons, wealth, and wisdom

The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its sons.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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