A Quote by William Blake on christianity, lies, and world

Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem

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A Quote by William Blake on angels, jokes, and lies

I asked a thief to steal me a peach: He turned up his eyes. I asked a lithe lady to lie her down: Holy and meek, she cries. As soon as I went An angel came. He winked at the thief And smiled at the dame- And without one word spoke Had a peach from the tree, And 'twixt earnest and joke Enjoyed the lady.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, I Asked a Thief

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on lies, spirit, and war

Then, when much blood had clogged their chariot-wheels I would go up and wash them from sweet wells, Even with truths that lie too deep for taint. I would have poured my spirit without stint But not through wounds; not on the cess of war.

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: Strange Meeting

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on earth, emptiness, guests, lies, poetry, and rest

Earth, receive an honored guest; William Yeats is laid to rest. Let the Irish vessel lie Emptied of its poetry.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wanda Hope Carter on achievement, belief, cheating, control, destiny, dreams, effort, family, friendship, god, habits, justice, learning, lies, life, love, order, people, planning, practice, study, trying, and understanding

To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABC's Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. Don't give up and don't give in. Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Give more than you planned to. Hang on to your dreams. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Just do it. Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier. Love yourself first and most. Make it happen. Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal. Open your eyes and see things as they really are. Practice makes perfect. Quitters never win and winners never quit. Read, study and learn about everything important in your life. Stop procrastinating. Take control of your own destiny. Understand yourself in order to better understand others. Visualize it. Want it more than anything. 'Excellerate' your efforts. You are unique of all God's creations, nothing can replace YOU. Zero in on your target and go for it!

Wanda Hope Carter

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on age, good, lies, men, poverty, tragedy, and truth

Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor - all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked - who is good? Not that men are ignorant - what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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A Quote by Vivien Leigh on cheating, fatherhood, god, hunger, lies, and war

Scarlett, from the ashes of the war-ravaged land at Tara, remembering what she was taught by her father in happier times: "As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they're not going to lick me! I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again - no, nor any of my folks! If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Source: As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, 1939 — based on Margaret Mitchell's novel

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on country, determination, experience, lies, life, observation, and pleasure

I suppose the pleasure of the country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. That is a truism when said, but anything but a truism when daily observed. Nothing shows up the difference between the thing said or read, so much as the daily experience of it.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

Source: Country Notes, 1940

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on lies


A snake lies hidden in the grass. -Latet anguis in herba

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: Eclogues, III.94

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A Quote by Viola Meynell on day, driving, lies, and poets

The dust comes secretly day after day, Lies on my ledge and dulls my shining things. But O this dust I shall drive away Is flowers and kings, Is Solomon's temple, poets, Nineveh.

Viola Meynell

Source: "Dusting," quoted in The Week-End Book edited by Vera Mendel and Francis Meynell

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