Quotes of Boon

“ The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! ”

- William Wordsworth

“ To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree. ”

- Peter Gay

“ There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster. ”

- Richard Bach

“ Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor. ”

- John Churton Collins

“ Don't do me any favors. ”

- Ruby Dee

“ The Rhine! the Rhine! a blessing on the Rhine! ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Thou shalt come out of a warme Sunne into God's blessing. ”

- John Lyly

“ Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs. ”

- Jonathan Kozol

“ The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else…some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others… ”

- John Jay Chapman

“ The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles. ”

- David Mamet
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