Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough,
by Dante Alighieri

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough,
some of which go and others come.
- Dante Alighieri

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

 

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri

Will cannot be quenched against its will.
- Dante Alighieri

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Nature is the art of God.
- Dante Alighieri

I love to doubt as well as know.
- Dante Alighieri

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set
on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature,
as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be,
as it were, God's grandchild.
- Dante Alighieri

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes,
but to follow virtue and knowledge.
- Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
- Dante Alighieri

O conscience, upright and stainless,
how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to
good and bad treatment it is.
- Dante Alighieri

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you,
in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread,
and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
- Dante Alighieri

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way,
and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri

He listens well who takes notes.
- Dante Alighieri

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
- Dante Alighieri

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to
myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri

Small projects need much more help than great.
- Dante Alighieri

From a little spark may burst a flame.
- Dante Alighieri

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
- Dante Alighieri

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri

Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories,
and still your eyes are on the ground.
- Dante Alighieri

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
- Dante Alighieri

Remember tonight...
for it is the beginning of always.
- Dante Alighieri

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs,
doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller

We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border
patrol to a foreign government.
We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States,
either.
- Robert Menendez

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose,
after examination, the best customs in the world,
each nation would certainly select its own.
- Herodotus

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart
of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
- Albert Camus

I don't like people who take drugs...
Customs men for example.
- Mick Miller

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world,
considering us as a civilized and a Christian country,
that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
- Daniel Defoe

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals,
our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
- Aaron Hill

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know,
or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended
by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
- John Updike

And we had our own laws.
I mean, I wrote them.
And we had our own customs, and traditions,
and proprieties.
- James Stockdale

Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively
defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol,
with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard,
with the Armed Forces.
- Barry McCaffrey

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition,
and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather,
altogether incalculable.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes.
He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and
institutions and ways of thinking.
- Ruth Benedict

Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose
language and customs they adopt.
- Emma Lazarus

I have never smuggled anything in my life.
Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
- John Steinbeck

If you reject the food, ignore the customs,
fear the religion and avoid the people,
you might better stay at home.
- James A. Michener

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of
the existing customs of the Roman people.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the
proposition that each generation in turn becomes the
custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources -
and each generation has the obligation to pass this
inheritance on in the future.
- Alberto Moravia

Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs
of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication;
this,
joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail
with the natives of the interior.
- Charles Sturt

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity,
and accuracy is very important to me.
I always spend time researching my novels,
exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
- Sidney Sheldon

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society,
and could be followed even if no law existed,
and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority,
but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
- Peter Kropotkin

Yet, Puerto Rico's economic convergence and political
integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest -
even though the island has been within the national borders,
political system and customs territory of the U.S.
for a century.
- Dick Thornburgh

The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier.
They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians,
which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon
them the customs which are distasteful to them.
- Nelson A. Miles

Although Customs and Border Protection analyzes cargo
and other information to target specific shipments for closer inspection,
it still physically inspects only a small fraction
of the containers under its purview.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

I think it is important also to recognize that our
Customs border protection officers who secure our borders
and conduct inspections of people in vehicles and cargo
are also facing staffing shortages.
- Kendrick Meek

We are victims of evil customs.
It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut
up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners.
There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition
in which our women have to live.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Yes, we are all different.
Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms,
different languages, but not so different that we cannot
get along with one another.
If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
- J. Martin Kohe

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes
of the countries I'm using for locations,
and interviewing the people who live there.
I've visited over 90 countries thus far.
- Sidney Sheldon

These are busy times for the Border Patrol,
the customs agents, immigration folks;
but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs,
to fight a war against illegal behavior,
we have to send them the proper tools.
- Bob Filner

Laws and customs may be creative of vice;
and should be therefore perpetually under process of
observation and correction:
but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue:
they may encourage and help to preserve it;
but they cannot originate it.
- Harriet Martineau

Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports.
It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security.
The federal government will never outsource our security.
- Kit Bond

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil,
we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same
in common with other Americans,
can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress
offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
- Richard V. Allen

Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only
with their own country-men,
change their climate, but not their customs.
They see new meridians, but the same men;
and with heads as empty as their pockets,
return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky;
which is a number of small stars,
not seen asunder, but giving light together:
so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues,
or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
- Francis Bacon

Last year, customs officials screened only five percent
of the 11 million cargo containers entering the United States.
That rate is both unacceptable and dangerous to our
national and economic interests.
- Allyson Schwartz

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs,
customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries,
elements difficult at times to justify by logic,
but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere,
since they open up for man his inner distance.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian
profession a good many modes of life,
enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs,
from which the first Christians had recoiled.
- Robert Rainy

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government,
by taking them all over the United States,
and giving them a correct idea of the customs,
life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned
to their people they could make known all they had seen.
- Buffalo Bill

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, by Dante Alighieri.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.