Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 71.
    To be innocent is natural, but to die pure of heart—that's a gift.
    (Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. George Melton (Harry Carey), Beyond Tomorrow, to his partner who, though dead, still retains his faith in the goodness of human nature (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
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  • 72.
    Love Songs Now: Fewer broken hearts, more sexual misery.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 73.
    One who is a slaveholder at heart never recognizes a human being in a slave.
    (Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist. As quoted in American Slavery As It Is, by Theodore D. Weld (1839). Said on April 6, 1839. The daughters of a South Carolina slaveholding family, Angelina and her sister Sarah had moved north to escape the presence of the slave system and become active abolitionists.)
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  • 74.
    The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 423, ed. Karailshemer, no. 277, ed. Brunschvicg (1670).)
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  • 75.
    The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.
    (Mencius (372-289 B.C.), Chinese sage. Book IV, ch. 2.)
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  • 76.
    The heart has its reasons which reason does not know.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician, scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 423, p. 259, Selections, ed. R.H. Popkin, Macmillan, New York (1989). The Pensées are diverse writings and notes that Pascal left at the time of his death. They are the classic presentation of his ideas.)
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  • 77.
    An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Larry Doyle, in John Bull's Other Island, act 1.)
  • 78.
    Southern women are ... all at heart abolitionists.
    (Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, U.S. diarist. As quoted in Divided Houses, ch. 1, by Leeann Whites (1992). In a journal entry dated January 2, 1858, referring to women of the "planter class," who chafed at their husbands' flagrant sex with slave women.)
  • 79.
    A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 80.
    The day is not purer than the depths of my heart.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. The chaste Hippolytus, in Phaedra, act 4, sc. 2 (1677).)
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