Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    In friendship, as well as in love, the mind is often the dupe of the heart.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 30, 1751, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 92, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
  • 48.
    We have time on our hands here, in our hearts, and it makes us strange.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 27 (1993). A resident of rural Lemmon, South Dakota—having moved there from New York City—Norris was referring to the quiet, sparsely-populated prairies of North and South Dakota.)
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  • 49.
    Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
    (Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 260 (1788).)
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  • 50.
    Fearful of sentimentality, I disown my tears and melting heart.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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