Flourishes: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group

  • Title: Flourishes: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-11-26
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  • Pages: 206
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  • ASIN: B001Q928RM


Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Familiar Quotations


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.
–A. Alvarez

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.
–Allan Bloom

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.
–Havelock Ellis

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.
–Nathaniel Hawthorne

Men flourish only for a moment.

Literature flourishes best when it is half trade and half an art.
–William Inge

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.
–William Menninger
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