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One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Unknown
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
California is a fine place to live--if you happen to be an orange. Fred Allen
Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse. Henry Tuckerman
A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts. Saint Jerome, Letter
Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child. Danish proverb
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. Philip Gulley
There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others. Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make your life - significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with as you will. Grenville Kleiser
Any fine morning, a power saw can fell a tree that took a thousand years to grow. Edwin Teale
We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming... Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming"
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1839
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. Unknown
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go. Havelock Ellis
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. Booth Tarkington
Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age. Christopher Morley
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day David Grayson
Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it. Frank Muir
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter. G.K. Chesterton
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