A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on age and lovers


The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on departure, forgiveness, lovers, people, soul, time, work, and world

Lovers O lovers, lovers it is time to set out from the world. I hear a drum in my soul's ear coming from the depths of the stars. Our camel driver is at work; the caravan is being readied. He asks that we forgive him for the disturbance he has caused us, He asks why we travellers are asleep. Everywhere the murmur of departure; the stars, like candles thrust at us from behind blue veils, and as if to make the invisible plain, a wondrous people have come forth.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Marya Mannes on lovers and seduction

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Marya Mannes

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A Quote by Mary St. Leger Kingsley on conversation, existence, generations, impossibility, lovers, and power

He credited her with a number of virtues, of the existence of which her conduct and conversation had given but limited indications. -But, then, lovers have a proverbial power of balancing inverted pyramids, going to sea in sieves, and successfully performing other kindred feats impossible to a faithless and unbelieving generation.

Mary St. Leger Kingsley (1852 - 1931)

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A Quote by Mae West on chance and lovers

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

Mae West (1892 - 1980)

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A Quote by Louise Dickenson Rich on acceptance, life, love, lovers, nature, and water

We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.

Louise Dickenson Rich

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A Quote by Leston Havens on fighting and lovers

Of course they fought as lovers must do to find a liveable space.

Leston Havens

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A Quote by John Ruskin on husbands, idleness, lovers, mystery, power, sons, and world

Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens? There is no putting by that crown; queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond. . . . But alas! you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies, Of Queens’ Gardens

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A Quote by John Donne on lies, lovers, purity, and soul

That subtle knot which makes us man: So must pure lovers' souls descend T' affections, and to faculties, Which sense may reach and apprehend, Else a great Prince in prison lies.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Extasy, L 64

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A Quote by John Donne on lovers and seasons

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us? Must go thy motions lovers' seasons run?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Sun Rising, st 1

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