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Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes and Sayings

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He was as fresh as is the month of May.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree,
are powerful wardens upon chastity.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

People can die of mere imagination.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

 

First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

There's no workman, whatsoever he be,
That may both work well and hastily.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Murder will out, this my conclusion.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

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The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Time and tide wait for no man.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean,
And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

There's never a new fashion but it's old.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Nowhere so busy a man as he than he,
and yet he seemed busier than he was.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

By nature, men love newfangledness.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

We know little of the things for which we pray.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

And she was fair as is the rose in May.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted
by the change of their food,
and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing
diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as
well as increasing levels of exercise.
- Linford Christie

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Life is better than death, I believe,
if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
- Alice Walker

In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands.
- James Nasmyth

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

My hunger and desperation, being an actor,
an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.
- Griffin Dunne

I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said,
'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'
- Phyllis Diller

I am hoping the four new players can bring in some
energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have
the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side.
- Andy Pick

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on.
A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book.
I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
- Pearl S. Buck

Sexy in India is not considered positive.
But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena,
being sexy is an asset.
- Aishwarya Rai

Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months,
then I set it aside for a while so that when I come
back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
- Margaret Haddix

Oh, Spring!
I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration.
My old things seem dead.
I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
- Emily Carr

The interesting thing about doing a play is to find
a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were
doing it for the first time.
- Ellen Burstyn

Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables,
helps to keep the menu buoyant - I don't know if that's the right word,
but it keeps a balance of freshness and health.
- Sally Schneider

You can't do sketches enough.
Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
- John Singer Sargent

A stale article, if you dip it in a good,
warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh
one that you've scowled upon.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I would rather read a poorly structured story that
has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
- Douglas Wood

There was concern whether SCI FI would want the show
back with all the recent changes.
But now, the changes have made it feel fresh,
like starting over.
- Michael Shanks

Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they
have this great appreciation for,
Holy mackerel, we're making a movie!
- James L. Brooks

The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937,
but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.
- Michael Feinstein

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

Whether you're on TV or on the stage,
you have to work hard to stay fresh,
real,
and full of energy.
You can't settle back.
You always have to stay on your toes.
- Blythe Danner

We're going in really fresh.
We're going to have fresh legs and bodies,
we're going to be able to stay the distance,
and that's our goal.
- Serena Williams

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education,
and there is no stage for which so little educational
preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
- Havelock Ellis

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single
popcorn kernel that didn't pop.
I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of
paper and mail it back to them.
- Orville Redenbacher

When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper,
I ask if they have any aged pepper.
- Andy Rooney

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth, every going to
rest and sleep a little death.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
- Hervey Allen

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and
create fresh difficulties.
- Emil Nolde

It is going to be changed to straight P. Diddy.
You could call me P. or Diddy, or P. Diddy.
I just want something fresh, man.
- Puff Daddy

Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in
this country to helping people get a fresh start.
This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start.
- Tim Johnson

You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire.
- Garth Brooks

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp,
so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must
be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
- Judith Martin

Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it;
most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day
with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world.
- Polykarp Kusch

We wanted to establish a new fan base over here.
And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves.
We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to
fresh ears and see what lights them up.
- Bob Weir

The 1,000 tasting portions were to be served over a period of six hours,
starting at noon, so we would have to prep those another way,
to keep them as fresh as possible.
- Rocco DiSpirito

If you want an interesting party sometime,
combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.
- Robert Fulghum

But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language.
I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
- James Merrill

I don't think you can replaces great themes.
But I think people do want to hear fresh arrangements of them.
They don't want to hear them played the same way all the time.
- Stan Kenton

I like to be surprised.
Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds.
Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling.
Writing feels like exploring.
- David Brin

Consider any individual at any period of his life,
and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh
plans to increase his comfort.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God,
an ever fresh and radiant possibility.
- Kate D. Wiggins


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