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Burns Quotes

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Anger burns, resentment smolders.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True Love burns the brightest,
But the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.
- Anonymous

Bitterness is like cancer.
It eats upon the host.
But anger is like fire.
It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou

 

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
- Robert Burns

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

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I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
- George Burns

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can.
In the end he burns out.
But this is far better than a mean little flame.
- Boris Yeltsin

A band is sort of like a star.
It reaches a peak and burns out.
To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer
than a couple years is difficult.
- Adrian Smith

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night;
but ah,
my foes, and oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light!
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where
you could see all ages of entertainers,
ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple.
That's not the condition now.
- Merle Haggard

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
- Ovid

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
- Victor Borge

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.
- Amy Lowell

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and
day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
- William Allingham

For in the works of Robert Burns we see the whole cosmos
of man's experience and emotion,
from zenith to nadir, from birth until death.
- Len G. Murray

Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings,
as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns
with an extremely intense heat.
- Harry Houdini

Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes,
and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.
- Bobby Darin

George Burns was the father I never had.
- Bobby Darin

The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
- Wallace Stevens

And on 25 January of each year and for many days before
it and after it there is not an hour in the day or
night when a Burns Supper is not taking place somewhere on this earth.
- Len G. Murray

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.
- Oprah Winfrey

You know what burns me? Matches.
- Jay London

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
- Dylan Thomas

One cannot imagine Scots music and song without the contribution of Burns.
- Len G. Murray

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all,
that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
- Richard Bach

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns
the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
- Jeremy Taylor

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns

You don't have to be a wreck.
You don't have to be sick.
One's aim in life should be to die in good health.
Just like a candle that burns out.
- Jeanne Moreau

Maybe I should quit the business.
There's no one left for me to love.
Mama's dead.
Mr. Burns couldn't care less about me.
What's left?
- Bobby Darin

My favorite comedians were Jimmy Durante,
George Burns, senior citizens.
- Joseph Bologna

The paper burns, but the words fly away.
- Ben Joseph Akiba

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.
- Margaret Walker

Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.
- Bobby Darin

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

I've really learned a lot, really learned a lot,
love is like a stove, burns you when it's hot.
- Roy Orbison

If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened,
democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
- Gary Ackerman

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps,
and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.
- Henry Timrod

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
- George Burns

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar;
the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
- Felix Adler

No one will burn out doing aerobic running.
It is too much anaerobic running, which the American
scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through,
that burns them out.
- Arthur Lydiard

There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world.
Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.
- Nikolai Berdyaev

I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years -
and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.
- Henry Fonda

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call;
no way out,
just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire
burns the house down with us trapped,
locked in it.
- Tennessee Williams

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something
you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns

If it's a good script I'll do it.
And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough,
I'll do it.
- George Burns

I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.
- John Burns

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your
shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
- George Burns

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns

I love being a single mom.
But it's definitely different when you're dating.
- Brooke Burns

I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works.
And if you want to know about this thing called the
United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.
- Ken Burns

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
- Robert Burns

Why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand.
- John Burns

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars.
I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners,
clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt.
Guilt is a good reality check.
It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.
- Edward Burns

I don't have anything that I treasure at all.
They're just things.
I tend to buy an awful lot of stuff,
like clothes and things.
But I wouldn't be bothered if my house burns down tomorrow.
- Robbie Williams

Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere.
- George Burns

I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age.
- George Burns

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is avoiding worry,
stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.
- John Burns

In real life, the most practical advice for leaders
is not to treat pawns like pawns,
nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
- James MacGregor Burns

You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from
your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time.
- Ken Burns

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.
When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
- George Burns

It takes only one drink to get me drunk.
The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.
- George Burns

Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their
persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
- John Burns

Wynton told us that Miles sold out, just wanted to make more money,
just wanted to sell more records.
I don't believe that Miles sold out but I'm not in a position to say.
- Ken Burns

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day.
At my age I have to hold on to something.
- George Burns

How can I die? I'm booked.
- George Burns


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