Quotations About / On: FOREVER

  • 51.
    Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?
    (Daniel Daly (1874-1937), U.S. gunnery sergeant, U.S. Marines. Spoken at Belleau Wood, June 4, 1918.)
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  • 52.
    Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 1 (1943).)
  • 53.
    Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 357, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 54.
    To you, more than to any others, the privilege is given, to assure that happiness [of saving the Union], and swell that grandeur, and to link your own names therewith forever.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Appeal to border state representatives to favor compensated emancipation, July 12, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 319, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 55.
    There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 40, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
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  • 56.
    Our strife pertains to ourselves—to the passing generations of men; and it can, without convulsion, be hushed forever with the passing of one generation.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. annual message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 529, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 57.
    Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life,... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. A Defence of Poetry (written 1821, publ. 1840).)
  • 58.
    They were making their way with the resigned expression of those who are condemned to hope forever.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Little Poems in Prose (Paris Spleen), "To Each His Chimera," (1862).)
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  • 59.
    So much has already been said about Shakespeare that there doesn't seem to be anything more to say; yet it is the quality of the spirit that it forever stimulates the spirit.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Shakespeare and No End (1813).)
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  • 60.
    Every discourse is an approximate answer: but it is of small consequence, that we do not get it into verbs and nouns, whilst it abides for contemplation forever.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, March 3, 1884, in Amory Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. "New England Reformers," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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