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Marie de France Quotes and Sayings

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Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love,
not one can spell the first letter of his name.
- Marie de France

For above all things Love means sweetness,
and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word.
And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
- Marie de France

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news
of this mischance was noised about the city.
Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard,
for the whole city was moved.
- Marie de France

For what the lover would, that would the beloved;
what she would ask of him that should he go before to grant.
Without accord such as this, love is but a bond and a constraint.
- Marie de France

 

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.
- Marie de France

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear;
but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say
without sinning against my honour too grievously.
- Marie de France

I love no woman, for love is a serious business,
not a jest.
- Marie de France

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He who would tell divers tales must know how to vary the tune.
- Marie de France

But sweetly and discreetly love passes from person to person,
from heart to heart, or it is nothing worth.
- Marie de France

Whosoever counts these Lays as fable,
may be assured that I am not of his mind.
- Marie de France

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty,
and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear,
that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips.
- Marie de France

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false,
how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!
- Marie de France

The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions,
are not set down without authority.
- Marie de France

Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay.
As the tale was told to me, so, in turn,
will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge.
Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.
- Marie de France

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy PHOTO

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

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

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play full-out and enjoy all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

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

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

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

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

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

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier


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