You know how easily and suddenly these things happen, beginning in playful teasing and ending in something a little warmer than friendship. You squeeze the slender arm which is passed through yours, you venture to take the little gloved hand, you say good night at absurd length in the shadow of the door. It is innocent and very interesting, love trying his wings in a first little flutter.
– Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. (Scottish writer, creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, 1859-1930)
Fourth of July Quotes
If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relation to do the business.
– William Makepeace Thackery
Quotes about Peace
There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
– Kofi Annan, in “Foreword” to The State of the World’s Children 2000
The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
Source: December 26, 1839 – Speech on the Sub-Treasury in the Illinois House of Representatives
– Abraham Lincoln
Quotes About Life
What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this.
– Epictetus (55-135 AD), Roman Philosopher
A Lawyer And A Blonde
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever you can…. As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Source:Notes for a Law Lecture.
– Abraham Lincoln
Two Loney Guys
Quotes About Science
I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.
– Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869, unidentified edition/chapter/page
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