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The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Inspirational Compassion

Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is,
but always To be Blest.
- Alexander Pope

I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
- Isaac Watts

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!
- William Collins

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It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely
appealed to on each trifling theme.
- William Cowper

Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things
are blest.The blessing is in the seed.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Blest is that government where no art thrives.
- Thomas Nashe


 

The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest,
savors too much of private interest.
- Edmund Waller

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes
how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
- Nellie Bly

By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man,
the tough man, the true man which he received in high
school do not work in life.
- Robert Bly

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly -
a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures,
the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
- Nellie Bly

I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place,
yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight
was to be free for me again,
there was a certain pain in leaving.
- Nellie Bly

I shuddered to think how completely the insane were
in the power of their keepers,
and how one could weep and plead for release,
and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
- Nellie Bly

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly

I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us,
and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing.
It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well,
and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
- James Laughlin

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades,
gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we
came in sight of the long stone buildings.
- Nellie Bly

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor,
unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to
shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly

The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness.
- Robert Bly

Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's
Island? I said I could and I would.
And I did.
- Nellie Bly

I had never been near insane persons before in my life,
and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.
- Nellie Bly

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

People in the world can never imagine the length of
days to those in asylums.
They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event
that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
- Nellie Bly

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward
the city they in all likelihood will never enter again.
It means liberty and life; it seems so near,
and yet heaven is not further from hell.
- Nellie Bly

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients,
but sewing does not employ one's mind.
After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint,
and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder
over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly

Even that was all consumed after two days,
and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish,
just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter;
mutton,
beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning.
- Nellie Bly

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding
her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for
release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything,
for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
- Nellie Bly

What a mysterious thing madness is.
I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence.
They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there,
but that something, which the body can live without,
but which cannot exist without the body,
was missing.
- Nellie Bly

I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors,
and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and
told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge
of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum,
I was only too glad to give my consent.
- Nellie Bly

I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me,
after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there.
Yet they did, and their report to the court advises
all the changes made that I had proposed.
- Nellie Bly

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own,
in all probability for life.
In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk
to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
- Nellie Bly

In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food
was prepared for the nurses and doctors.
There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits,
beautiful white bread and nice meats,
and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.
- Nellie Bly

God proved His love on the Cross.
When Christ hung, and bled, and died,
it was God saying to the world, "I love you."
- Billy Graham

I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater.
I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
- Jennifer Garner

I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose
as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap
from some once lovely Head.
- Edward Fitzgerald

If I was working hard, she bled into my personality.
I became more cynical.
- Marg Helgenberger

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head.
Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief,
delight and rage.
- Paul Engle

Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run,
as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will
become unable to produce anything.
- Chris Martin

I bled a lot.
I got hit across the face.
We couldn't film for seven days.
I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face.
I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.
- Steve Irwin

The business is so upside down now.
It's not just about the bling-bling.
- Tim Reid

Dancehall is just like hip-hop in that it doesn't always talk about bling;
it talks about conscious issues.
- Sean Paul

I'm not a bling-bling guy; I can't pull it off.
I just look like an idiot.
- Michael Vartan

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between.
There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it.
I am zeroing in on what I do best.
- Carla Bley

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is.
Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it.
It is sending and receiving.
- Carla Bley

I don't enjoy traveling in America.
I don't like the food, the cars.
It is not exotic enough.
It all tastes a bit like airline food.
- Carla Bley

I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.
- Carla Bley

It would be really hard to get serious about anything
political today unless it was a joke.
- Carla Bley

When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing,
you have 12 people to play the richest,
fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.
- Carla Bley

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad.
I wanted to be like that.
- Carla Bley

There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world,
and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all.
- Carla Bley

I still prefer the bebop of the '40s.
The very stuff I started out with is still the best to me.
I have come full circle.
- Carla Bley

One performer whose band played my music better than
I could myself was Art Farmer.
He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
- Carla Bley

I don't think you can ever regain your ignorance.
- Carla Bley

I write very slowly.
- Carla Bley

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France.
I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley

I don't need much coaxing.
- Carla Bley

When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is
listen to records or listen to live music.
It isn't as though you go to a teacher.
You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
- Carla Bley

I just got to hear every note.
After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery.
In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen.
I was probably the world's best listener.
- Carla Bley

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Writing is really very easy.
Tap a vein and bleed onto the page.
Everything else is just technical.
- Derrick Jensen

I believe in running through the rain and crashing
into the person you love and having your lips bleed on each other.
- Billy Bob Thornton

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
- Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.
- Steve Prefontaine

There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
- Ernest Hemingway

I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
- Tommy Lasorda

If you bleed Black Label and you're going to be a man,
you gotta get up there and do what you gotta do every day,
relentless and as tired as you can be.
- Zakk Wylde

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players.
We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
- Willie Stargell

Every time I hear the name Joe Louis my nose starts to bleed.
- Tommy Farr

Vocations which we wanted to pursue,
but didn't,
bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
- Honore de Balzac

If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart,
which others bleed for, bleed for me.
- William Congreve


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