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Fine Quotes

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 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
The stage lost a fine actor, just as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. John H. Watson, referring to Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia"
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock
There are many fine ideals which are not realisable, and yet we do not refrain from teaching them. Peretz Smolenskin
Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire
Swearing is like any other music...If it is not done well, if it is not done with a fine and discriminating art, and vitalized with gracious and heartborn feeling, it lacks beauty, it lacks charm, it lacks expression, it lacks nobleness, it lacks majesty... David Gridley, Indiantown
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
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. Laurence J. Peter
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection. E.C. Stedman
A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. Ralph Waldo Emerson
In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings. Sir George Savile
Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day. French Proverb
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. Christopher Morley
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
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. Robertson Davies
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
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. Joseph Roux
( quotes are updated each month )