A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints, imperfection, and quiet

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on diet, doctors, quiet, and world

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet. and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on quiet


Low stir of leaves and dip of oars And lapsing waves on quiet shores.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Source: Snow Bound.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on books, life, quiet, and reading

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Milton on contempt, death, nobility, quiet, tears, and weakness

Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,--nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 1721.

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A Quote by John Milton on quiet and truth

Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: The Reason of Church Government. Introduction, Book ii.

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A Quote by John Milton on diet, peace, and quiet

And join with thee calm Peace and Quiet, Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 45.

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A Quote by John Miller on originality, people, quiet, and time

People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.

John Miller

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on dreams, laughter, life, quiet, and sleep

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 3

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, dreams, health, joy, quiet, and sleep

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Endymion

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