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I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word. ...
by A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence,
which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made,
and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman

 

If a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman

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The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;
not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
- A. E. Housman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think,
has endowed him with the ability to write.
- A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning,
to keep watch over my thoughts, because,
if a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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