- Title: Flourishes: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
- Author: Icon Group
- Released: 2008-11-26
- Pages: 206
- ASIN: B001Q928RM
Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values.
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar. The pride of no person in a flourishing condition is more justly to be dreaded than that of him who is mean and cringing under a doubtful and unprosperous fortune.
The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
–Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn out soil.
Men flourish only for a moment.
Literature flourishes best when it is half trade and half an art.
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
Hate can only flourish where love is absent.
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