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Robert Adamson Quotes and Sayings

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Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of
the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
- Robert Adamson

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

There's one of my new poems actually -
is a good example of where my poetry has ended up.
My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between
Shelley and Dylan Thomas.
- Robert Adamson

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s
and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published -
certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
- Robert Adamson

 

It's just that if you're not disruptive everything
seems to be repeated endlessly -
not so much the good things but the bland things -
the ordinary things - the weaker things get repeated-
the stronger things get suppressed and held down and hidden.
- Robert Adamson

I don't know if younger poets read a lot of,
you know, the poets - the established poets.
There was a lot of pretty boring stuff to sort of put up with and to add to,
to make something vital from.
- Robert Adamson

He was certainly in a confused state.
I used to go and visit him in Callan Park.
They were really - to me they were the best poets those
two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because,
well, they weren't getting far were they?
- Robert Adamson

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Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts;
though we all had been most solemnly warned by the
cruel murder of Saint Francis.
- Maria Monk

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

Things alter for the worse spontaneously,
if they be not altered for the better designedly.
- Francis Bacon

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really
liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
- Rebecca West

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world,
which is what I always wanted to do.
I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton,
but it's the wrong century.
- Alan Dean Foster

He told me that Francis Crick and Jim Watson had solved the structure of DNA,
so we decided to go across to Cambridge to see it.
This was in April of 1953.
- Sydney Brenner

The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly
established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I
vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion.
- Lytton Strachey

Burleigh, absolutely; and a lot about Elizabeth.
I mean I found when I play Henry V a lot of connections
with the hidden history of the connection between Francis Bacon and Elizabeth.
- Mark Rylance

At St.
Francis de Sales in Atlanta, we do not have an organ.
We do not have rehearsals during the week.
We do not have a professional choir.
- Richard Morris

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%,
you know? I think it's just that he has never...
he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
- John Milius

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

Once the anchor of reason has been cut,
one's craft may go anywhere.
One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler.
- Brand Blanshard

My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord -
he wants Milan,
and so do I. - Charles V

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

One cannot imagine St.
Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
- Simone Weil

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

The traditions of a nation are very important and the
anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days
of our nation should always be revered.
- Lee Greenwood

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
- Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon


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