A Quote by John Lyly on guests


After three days, fish and guests stink.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Logan on birds, certainty, clarity, companions, guests, guidance, heaven, imitation, music, songs, sorrow, time, and path

HAIL, beauteous stranger of the grove! Thou messenger of Spring! Now Heaven repairs thy rural seat, And woods thy welcome ring. What time the daisy decks the green, Thy certain voice we hear: Hast thou a star to guide thy path, Or mark the rolling year? Delightful visitant! with thee I hail the time of flowers, And hear the sound of music sweet From birds among the bowers. The schoolboy, wand'ring through the wood To pull the primrose gay, Starts, the new voice of Spring to hear And imitates thy lay. What time the pea puts on the bloom, Thou fli'st thy vocal vale, An annual guest in other lands, Another Spring to hail. Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No Winter in thy year! O could I fly, I'd fly with thee! We'd make, with joyful wing, Our annual visit o'er the globe, Companions of the Spring

John Logan (1748 - 1788)

Source: To the Cuckoo

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A Quote by Sir John Harington on cooking, guests, and praise

When I make a feast, I would my guests should praise it, not the cooks.

John Harington (1561 - 1612)

Source: Epigrams

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on beauty and guests

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by James Allen on authority, desires, guests, happiness, learning, soul, and thought

He who would be useful, strong, and happy, must cease being a passive receptacle for the negative, beggardly, and impure streams of thought; and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests, so must he learn to command his desires, and to say, with authority, what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on friendship, guests, heart, home, love, and rest

Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on awareness, difficulty, disappointment, failure, guests, heart, home, life, needs, peace, people, power, serenity, seriousness, sorrow, soul, spirituality, and starting

One watches people starting out in life quite adequately, handling life with active vigor, as they run, one after another, into experiences where something deeper than vigor is needed. Serious failure, for example. Some night in his lifetime everyone comes home to find a new guest there-disappointment. What he had set his heart on has gone. . . . If one is to come through difficult experiences unembittered, unspoiled, still a real person, one needs deep resources. . . . Not alone in such experiences as sorrow and failure does this need arise but in man's search for the indispensable spiritual requirements of a satisfying life - inner peace, for example, some serenity in the soul to come home to at night and to out from in the morning. Who does not need that? But no one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it. Peace is a margin of power around our daily need. Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up. Peace is an awareness of reserves from beyond ourselves, so that our power is not so much in us as through us.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by H. Gordon Selfridge on advertising, business, confidence, difficulty, force, guests, inspiration, principles, quality, service, spirit, and understanding

Get the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage. Inspire your whole force with the right spirit of service; encourage every sign of the true spirit. So display and advertise wares that customers shall buy with understanding. Treat them as guests when they come and when they go, whether or not they buy. Give them all that can be given fairly, on the principle that to him that giveth shall be given. Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Then your business will prosper by a natural process.

H. Gordon Selfridge (1857 - 1947)

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A Quote by Ernest R.. on beauty, christmas, communication, experience, family, guests, heart, home, language, mankind, music, silence, songs, surprises, thinking, and time

Music, the universal language of mankind, is also a form of beauty at its best. As language differs among peoples, so does the language of music differ with time, place, background and experience; but if it is true music, it strikes a responsive chord. In a Japanese home at Christmas-time, I was the only person in the group who spoke English. Yet ways of communication were found. Thinking of home, I hummed softly to myself, "Silent Night." To my surprise, the French guest, the German guest and the Japanese family joined in singing the universally inspiring Christmas song, each in his own language, yet in the same language, the language of the heart.

Ernest R..

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on boldness and guests

I . . . am small, like the wren, and my hair is bold like the chestnut burr; and my eyes like the sherry in the glass that the guest leaves.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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