Quotations About / On:
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.51.)
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Maurice, ch. 42 (1971).
Completed 1914, revised later.)
Truth is the glue that holds our government together.
(Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. inauguration speech (Aug. 9, 1974).)
Commitments, not feelings, hold life together.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book V, ch. III (1918; rev. 1926).
The closing words of Jim's narrative; this sums up his sense of what he and Antonia shared.)
Truth is the glue that holds government together.
(Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. Public Papers of the Presidents (1974).
On succeeding Richard Nixon as president. Ford had used the words on several previous occasions.)
We stroll amiably together, careful never to peer into one another's shadows.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
The reason why lovers are never bored together is that they are always talking of themselves.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 312 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Summary," The Female Eunuch (1970).)