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The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
by 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

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

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

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- 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 average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Release All My Troubles To The Cleansing Fire.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Feed All My Troubles To The Cleansing Fire.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today I Release All My Troubles And Grief.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of ritual.
Release your troubles to the cleansing fire of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

Any coalition has its troubles, as every married man knows.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.
- William Feather

I have had many troubles in my life,
but the worst of them never came.
- James A. Garfield

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space;
and yet nothing troubles me less.
- Charles Lamb

Man only likes to count his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.
- Allen Klein

All of the troubles that some people have in life is
that which they married into.
- Edgar Watson Howe

But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull
the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction.
Their real troubles lie elsewhere.
- Garrett Hardin

Yet did that Antiochus, who was also called Dionysius,
become an origin of troubles again.
- Flavius Josephus

The joys we expect are not so bright,
nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
- Charles Reade

Every age has its happiness and troubles.
- Jeanne Calment

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends.
They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
- Francis Bacon

Golf is a thinking man's game.
You can have all the shots in the bag,
but if you don't know what to do with them,
you've got troubles.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
- Virgil

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps,
on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I shall take all the troubles of the past,
all the disappointments, all the headaches,
and I shall pack them in a bag and throw them in the East River.
- Trygve Lie

Speak to Him often of your business,
your plans,
your troubles, your fears - of everything that concerns you.
- Alphonsus Liguori

We spend more time developing means of escaping our
troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
- David Lloyd

It is wise for us to forget our troubles,
there are always new ones to replace them.
- Brigham Young

Man is fond of counting his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.
If he counted them up as he ought to,
he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear,
if we would only sit down and keep still.
- Calvin Coolidge

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

The thing with Kerry is that all of this is a natural progression,
her troubles.
It's a cycle.
- Laura Innes

Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When trouble ends even troubles please.
- Sophocles

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

Never play cards with a man called Doc.
Never eat at a place called Mom's.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
- Nelson Algren

It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder
to bear than actual ones.
- Dorothy Dix

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world -
not even our troubles.
- Charlie Chaplin

Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had.
In reality no woman would choose to do that.
- Catherine Deneuve

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

The troubles which have come upon us always seem more
serious than those which are only threatening.
- Titus Livius

What happens is, when I perform, I'm somewhere else.
I go back in time and get in touch with who I really am.
I forget my troubles, my worries.
- Etta James

Finally, I found a program that's put my troubles behind me.
- Maurice Gibb

Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on
the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance
the troubles of tomorrow.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Karma is not just about the troubles,
but also about surmounting them.
- Rick Springfield

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office,
but that they find it easy to get elected.
It should be difficult.
It should be difficult for millionaires,
too.
- Shana Alexander

Therefore keep in the midst of life.
Do not isolate yourself.
Be among men and things, and among troubles,
and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond


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