Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 21.
    This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts.
    (Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. inauguration speech (Aug. 9, 1974). Referring to his own presidency after the resignation of Richard Nixon.)
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  • 22.
    High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Claverings, vol. 2, ch. xxvi, London, Smith, Elder (1867).)
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  • 23.
    Happiness is often hard-hearted.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 24.
    He's cold as a witch's heart.
    (Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to a fellow officer, 1960. Based on a true story. Based on a book by C.S. Forrester.)
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  • 25.
    The heart and the mind ... what an enigma.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Calvero (Charles Chaplin), Limelight, as he is dying backstage at a benefit in his honor (1952).)
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  • 26.
    O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneas, in Aeneid, bk. 3, l. 56-7 (19 B.C.), trans. by J.W. MacKail (1908). Alluding to the story of Polydorus, who was killed for his gold by the treacherous King of Thrace during the Trojan War. In Dante's Purgatory, cto. 22, Virgil's lines are seemingly misconstrued by Statius.)
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  • 27.
    People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
    (Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 522 (1796, trans. 1926).)
  • 28.
    Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
    (Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Published in Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884). "A Village Commune," (1881).)
  • 29.
    Injuries come only from the heart.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 3, ch. 10, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
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  • 30.
    The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 94, Conard (1915).)
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