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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life, poetry, and songs

Sooner of later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on certainty, laws, men, people, secrets, songs, and soul

If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on america, beauty, birds, silence, and songs

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: "The Silent Spring," 1962

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on agreement, behavior, certainty, day, ethics, honor, jobs, life, needs, rest, rules, songs, value, and war

"You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by-"* You'll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code, on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on "honor among thieves," and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living, we each need a "code for the road." *Crosby, Stills & Nash in a hit song.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on laughter, pain, songs, and thought

We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: To a Skylark. Line 86.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on learning, men, poetry, songs, and suffering

Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Julian and Maddalo. Line 544.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on eternity, fame, heaven, life, songs, and sorrow

The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Adonais. xxx.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on songs

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Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by O'Shaughnessy on dreams, pleasure, and songs

One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample an empire down

O'Shaughnessy

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A Quote by Olga Broumas on garden, perception, power, senses, songs, and soul

Sweep the garden, any size, said the roshi. Sweeping, sweeping alone as the garden grows large or small. Any song sung working the garden brings up from sand gravel soil through straw bamboo wood and less tangible elements Power song for the hands Healing song for the senses what can and cannot be perceived of the soul.

Olga Broumas

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