Quotations for Daily Use

Discovering the truth, Reality, Things may not be as they seem, Secrets, Not "spilling the beans"

"A honeyed mouth with milky words hides a heart filled with gall and evil deeds."Philander Chase Knox (May 6, 1853 – October 12, 1921) was an American lawyer, bank director and politician who served as United States Attorney General (1901–1904), a Senator from Pennsylvania (1904–1909, 1917–1921) and Secretary of State (1909–1913). He served in the Cabinet under three presidents.

"A mind stretched to a new idea never returns to its original shape." Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States in January–February 1930.

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." Strider in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar

"Discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes." Marcel Proust - Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 18 November 1922), known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

"Frodo gave no sign of what was passing in his mind." 3rd person in in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, (3 January 1892 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor

"He liked being in a place where everything from forgetfulness to homicide might be blamed on the heat." Reverend Tim Kavanagh, a character in Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

"I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless . . ." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. This quote is from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas"

"I should sooner think of wrapping him up in cotton wool and putting him into my pocket, than sending him to contend with cannon ball." Abigail Adam,( November 22 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams discussing John Paul Jones while in Paris. John Paul Jones was a decided disappointment. She had pictured him a "rough stout, war-like Roman." Instead, he was a tiny soft spoken and a favorite with the French ladies, whom he flattered excessively. This information is in John Adams by David McCullough.

"It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden, and those who have not swords can still die upon them . . ." Eowyn in The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar

"The truth must dazzle gradually, or evermore be blind." Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.

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