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A Quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy on wine

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I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 - 1995)

Source: 1991

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on poetry and wine

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on poetry, soul, and wine

Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among the roots, the maiden-fair Wine scented and poetic soul of the capacious salad bowl.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on kindness, people, wine, and women

I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Browning on divinity, gold, good, heart, joy, life, senses, sleep, soul, spirit, water, and wine

Oh, our manhood's prime vigor! No spirit feels waste. Not a muscle is stopped in its playing nor sinew unbraced. Oh, the wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock, The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair, And the meal, the rich dates yellowed over with gold dust divine, And the locust-flesh steeped in the pitcher, the full draught of wine, And the sleep in the dried river-channel where bulrushes tell That the water was wont to go warbling so softly and well. How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Saul

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, friendship, inspiration, prayer, vices, virtue, and wine

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope John XXIII on age, improvement, men, and wine

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII (1881 - 1963)

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A Quote by Plutarch on giving and wine

The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on borrowing, brides, children, christianity, fame, family, fatherhood, faults, generosity, gold, hunger, love, luck, motherhood, patience, poetry, problems, relatives, saints, sharing, sister, soul, thinking, and wine

The subject of the poem was Bridget of Kildare (450-523), a Christian lass among the Druids in Ireland. Saint Bridget was A problem child. Although a lass Demure and mild, And one who strove To please her dad, Saint Bridget drove The family mad. For here's the fault in Bridget lay: She WOULD give everything away. To any soul Whose luck was out She'd give her bowl Of stirabout; She'd give her shawl, Divide her purse With one or all. And what was worse, When she ran out of things to give She'd borrow from a relative. Her father's gold, Her grandsire's dinner, She'd hand to cold and hungry sinner; Give wine, give meat, No matter whose; Take from her feet The very shoes, And when her shoes had gone to others, Fetch forth her sister's and her mother's. She could not quit. She had to share; Gave bit by bit The silverware, The barnyard geese, The parlor rug, Her little niece-'s christening mug, Even her bed to those in want, And then the mattress of her aunt. An easy touch For poor and lowly, She gave so much And grew so holy That when she died Of years and fame, The countryside Put on her name, And still the Isles of Erin fidget With generous girls named Bride or Bridget. Well, one must love her. Nonetheless, In thinking of her Givingness, There's no denial She must have been A sort of trial Unto her kin. The moral, too, seems rather quaint. WHO had the patience of a saint, From evidence presented here? Saint Bridget? Or her near and dear?

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

Source: "The Giveaway," from The Love Letters ofd Phyllis McGinley, New York, Viking Press, 1957

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A Quote by Paul Brunton on art, hope, inspiration, vision, and wine

The artist must raise the cup of his vision aloft to the gods in the high hope that they will pour into it the sweet mellow wine of inspiration.

Paul Brunton

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