Quotations About / On: FOREVER

  • 41.
    ... the first cathedral you see remains with you forever as the cathedral of the world.
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).)
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  • 42.
    Rogues, would you live forever?
    (Frederick The Great (1712-1786), Prussian king. Attributed. Alleged call, June 18, 1757, when rallying his troops at Kolin, Bohemia. Similar words are attributed to Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Daly of the U.S. Marines, who, at Belleau Wood in France, June 4, 1918, is said to have shouted, "Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live for ever?")
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  • 43.
    The heart is forever inexperienced.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 278, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 44.
    The scythe that advances forever and never needs whetting.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Rip Van Winkle's Lilac." "Weeds and Wildings" (posthumous), p. 286, Collected Poems of Herman Melville, ed. Howard P. Vincent (1947). Referring to time.)
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  • 45.
    I would study, I would know, I would admire forever.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Address, July 15, 1838, delivered before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge. "The Divinity School Address," repr. in The Portable Emerson, ed. Carl Bode (1946, repr. 1981).)
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  • 46.
    There certainly men would live forever, and laugh at death and the grave.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 90, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
    (Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. radio test broadcast, Aug. 11, 1984. quoted in "Defense and Russia," Reagan's Reign of Error, eds. Mark Green and Gail MacColl (1987).)
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  • 48.
    Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, ch. 55, ed. Charles Neider, Harper & Row (1959).)
  • 49.
    I flatter myself [we] have in this country extinguished forever the ambitious hope of making laws for the human mind.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Thomas Jefferson, January 22, 1786. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 8, p. 474, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991). After the defeat of the Religious Assessment in Virginia.)
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  • 50.
    Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, July 1, 1748, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, p. 22, London (1774).)
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