Quotes by charms

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  • Dean Swift proposed to tax beauty, and to leave every lady to rate her own charms; he said the tax would be cheerfully paid and very productive.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    I would not miss your face, your neck, your hands, your limbs, your bosom and certain other of your charms. Indeed, not to become boring by naming them all, I could do without you, Chloe, altogether.
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    Mignon McLaughlin
    American writer, editor 1915?-
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    It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
  • Fulke Greville
    Fulke Greville
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    Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    That spot of earth has special charms for me, in which a limited income produces happiness, and moderate wealth abundance.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
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