A Quote by William Ellery Channing on sage


Habitat of castle gray, Creeping thing in sober way, Visible sage mechanician, Skillfulest arithmetician.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

Source: The Spider

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A Quote by unknown on beginning, hope, impossibility, sage, and work

As an important project was begun, a bishop quoted an ancient sage as saying: If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible for us to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.


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A Quote by Thomas Moore on glory, justice, sage, and soldiers

How shall we rank thee upon glory's page, Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage?

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: To Thomas Hume.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, boldness, sage, soul, truth, and youth

On his bold visage middle age Had slightly press'd its signet sage, Yet had not quench'd the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth: Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Shaftesbury on rhetoric, sage, seriousness, suspicion, and wit

'T was the saying of an ancient sage (Gorgias Leontinus, apud Aristotle's "Rhetoric," lib. iii. c. 18), that humour was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a serious examination was certainly false wit.


Source: Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour, sect. 5.

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A Quote by Ruth Perry on age, blessings, contentment, heart, humility, humor, kindness, patience, sage, and serenity

Dear Lord, who made the face of me not all that I would have it be, not really homely, only plain, but strong and patient in the main. Yet one, a man apart, who found me fair and gave his heart. Now Lord, that I have grown more sage . . . into middle age. I only ask, as face grows lines of countenance, it be described as kind; that wrinkles by my eyes will show a little humor as I go; that I may view my humble scene with glance of one content, serene, through grateful, shining eyes that see the blessings you have given me.

Ruth Perry

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A Quote by Robert Burns on husbands, sage, and wives

Ah, gentle dames! it gars me greet To think how monie counsels sweet, How monie lengthened sage advices, The husband frae the wife despises.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on sage


A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on age, lies, sage, and wisdom

In spite of every sage whom Greece can show, Unerring wisdom never dwelt below; Folly in all of every age we see, The only difference lies in the degree.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on force, mind, power, sage, and time

Time may restore us in his course Goethe's sage mind and Byron's force: But where will Europe's latter hour Again find Wordsworth's healing power?

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Memorial Verses

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