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Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 11.
    So many signatures for such a small heart.
    (Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. quoted in Evening Standard (London, Jan. 3, 1992). On form-filling in a California Hospital.)
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  • 12.
    Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 172, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 13.
    The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 109 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
    (Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Idiot.")
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  • 16.
    And at dawn, the drums still beat on the sleepless plain like an unstoppable heart.
    (Jacques Roumain (1907-1945), Haitian author, ethnologist, political activist. Repr. Éditions Messidor (1992). Masters of the Dew, p. 67, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946).)
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  • 17.
    They have a right to censure that have a heart to help: the rest is cruelty, not justice.
    (William Penn (1644-1718), British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania. Some Fruits of Solitude, pt. 1, no. 46 (1693).)
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  • 18.
    Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 10 (1860). Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 19.
    As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
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  • 20.
    Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "My Father's House," New Society (1976).)
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