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Richard Le Gallienne Quotes and Sayings

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A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
- Richard Le Gallienne

A woman's beauty is one of her great missions.
- Richard Le Gallienne

The spiritual element, the really important part of religion,
has no concern with Time and Space, temporary mundane laws,
or conduct.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally
at the service of romance,
equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
- Richard Le Gallienne

 

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting
machine that ever went to battle.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy;
for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a
prophecy is a long way off.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
- Richard Le Gallienne

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Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard
the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne

All myths that are something more than fancies gain
rather than lose in value with time,
by reason of the accretions of human experience.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Wild oats will get sown some time, and one of the arts
of life is to sow them at the right time.
- Richard Le Gallienne

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature
as the sympathetic mirror of our moods,
or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man.
- Richard Le Gallienne

The beauty we love is very silent.
It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Races and nations are thus ever ready to believe the worst of one another.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Perhaps we too seldom reflect how much the life of
Nature is one with the life of man,
how unimportant or indeed merely seeming,
the difference between them.
- Richard Le Gallienne

We also maintain - again with perfect truth -
that mystery is more than half of beauty,
the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
- Richard Le Gallienne

All religions have periods in their history which are
looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution,
and each religion has its own book of martyrs.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance,
is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend,
its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need,
and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
- Richard Le Gallienne

We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air,
the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows,
the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams,
the vanishing road of beloved faces.
- Richard Le Gallienne

More and more the world is growing to love a lover,
and one has only to read the newspapers to see how
sympathetic are the times to any generous and adventurous display of the passions.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Nature is forever arriving and forever departing,
forever approaching, forever vanishing;
but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand,
in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road.
- Richard Le Gallienne

All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a
more mystical destination,
some bourne of which no traveller knows the name,
some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal.
- Richard Le Gallienne

In their work, then, as in their play,
men and women are more and more coming to share with each other as comrades,
and really the fun of life seems in no wise diminished as a consequence.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Though actually the work of man's hands -
or,
more properly speaking, the work of his travelling feet,
- roads have long since come to seem so much a part
of Nature that we have grown to think of them as a
feature of the landscape no less natural than rocks and trees.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It is curious how, from time immemorial,
man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty,
shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear,
while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
- Richard Le Gallienne

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil,
that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny,
a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
- Richard Le Gallienne

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays,
they have only to blame their own mismanagement,
for the world is with them as it has never been before,
and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
- Richard Le Gallienne

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful,
natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
- Steve Martin

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
- Daniel Webster

Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
- Aleister Crowley

I'm curvy and wholesome.
- Charlotte Church

I always felt rock and roll was very,
very wholesome music.
- Aretha Franklin

I hate the word wholesome.
- Julie Andrews

The first condition of education is being able to put
someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
- John Ruskin

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

I like to behave in an extremely normal,
wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life.
Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence,
terror, sex and death.
- Courtney Love

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance;
but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating
in the various international agreements we intend to
contribute to the wholesome development of world trade.
- Shigeru Yoshida

A lot of Playmates look like Playmates,
but I look so girl-next-door and wholesome.
- Karen McDougal

Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour.
Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
- Walter Savage Landor

The New York playgoer is a child of nature,
and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
- Frank Moore Colby

As a good wine must be kept in a good cask,
so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a
well-appointed inner ground.
- Johannes Tauler

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue,
where patience, honor, sweet humility,
and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
- David Mallet

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest,
as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake,
a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
- Ambrose Bierce

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society
is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which
a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

We draw our Presidents from the people.
It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people.
I came from them.
I wish to be one of them again.
- Calvin Coolidge

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow

Milkmen seem so wholesome, and there's no way anybody can be that wholesome.
- Max Cannon

Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort,
will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.
- Grenville Kleiser

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment;
in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and
a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.
- Edward Dowden

Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest,
as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake,
a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
- Ambrose Bierce

We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land.
Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow,
and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow,
the freedom of the tomorrow.
- Theodor Herzl

We must make it an imperative duty of our government
to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America
and to insure the maintenance of a clean,
healthy, wholesome environment for our people.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation,
the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy,
an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.
- John Williams

There is a set of religious, or rather moral,
writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness,
and vice to misery in this world.
A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine,
and to which we have but one objection,
namely, that it is not true.
- Francois Fenelon

The American economic, political, and social organization
has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity,
political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality;
and this achievement is a gain,
not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
- Herbert Croly

Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe,
wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers,
and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws.
- Mike Johanns

You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild,
crazy, rock and roll stars.
But the truth is we're just wholesome middle-American guys.
We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody.
- Trey Parker

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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