Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 71.
    My spirits infallibly rise in proportion to the outward dreariness. Give me the ocean, the desert, or the wilderness!
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 228, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 72.
    The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 9, 1829, to Karl Friedrich Zelter.)
  • 73.
    Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Essays, "Nominalist and Realist," Second Series (1844).)
  • 74.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930).)
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  • 75.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930). In his last book, Stalin (published 1947), drafted while in exile in Mexico, Trotsky wrote: "Our paths diverged so long ago and so far, and in my eyes he is so much the instrument of historical forces that are alien and hostile to me, that my feelings towards him differ little from those I have towards Hitler or the Mikado. The personal element burned out long ago." Trotsky was assassinated on Stalin's orders before the book could be finished.)
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  • 76.
    This crown to crown the laughing man, this rose-wreath crown: I myself have set this crown upon my head, I myself have pronounced my laughter holy.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 366, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Fourth and Last Part, "On the Higher Man," section 18 (issued privately in 1885, publication in 1892).)
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  • 77.
    It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. Quoted in Jaime Sabartés, Picasso: portraits et souvenirs, ch. 9 (1946). Commenting on genius.)
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  • 78.
    States that rise quickly, just as all the other things of nature that are born and grow rapidly, cannot have roots and ramifications; the first bad weather kills them.
    (Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 4 (1514).)
  • 79.
    Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
    (Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885), U.S. abolitionist. Address to Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Liberator (Aug. 13, 1836).)
  • 80.
    He indeed cloys with sweetness; he obscures with splendour; he fatigues with gaiety. We are stifled on beds of roses.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Spirit of the Age, "T. Moore—Leigh Hunt," (1825). Referring to the poet Thomas Moore.)
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