Quotes of Departure

“ Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of the nonessentials. ”

- Lin Yutang

“ Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. ”

- Richard Bach

“ The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapes of knowledge and never had their fill. ”

- Ted Morgan

“ Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. ”

- Harold Ross

“ Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay — Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. ”

- Charles Kingsley

“ The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways — I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows. ”

- Socrates

“ Any departure from fact is the first step on a slippery slope toward unbelievability. ”

- William A. Henry III

“ A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. ”

- Emily Bronte

“ Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die. ”

- Bible

“ I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Farewell the tranquil mind; farewell content!Farewell the plumed troop and the big warsThat make ambition virtue! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sweets to the sweet; farewell! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed. ”

- James Buchanan

“ We're planning on troop withdrawals without any criteria being met that I can see,... You're taking a very big gamble here. ”

- John McCain

“ At HISD, all of our students are making tremendous progress; we are leaving no one behind,... We are proving that inner-city kids, many of them from very poor households, can and will learn. ”

- Rod Paige

“ Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes. / Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment. ”

- Jack Bruce

“ Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. ”

- Bible

“ The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake. ”

- Douglas Hurd

“ According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, Leave here - and go vote Republican. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them. ”

- La Rochefoucauld

“ When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves that we are leaving them. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ Farewell, Monsieur Traveller: look you lisp and wear strange suits, disable all the benefits of your own country. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs us, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth. ”

- Dean Koontz

“ Art is running away without ever leaving home. ”

- Twyla Tharp

“ The true nature of the world was weirder than any bizarre fabric that anyone might weave from the warp and weft of imagination's loom. ”

- Dean Koontz

“ The Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip will be good for all students. There will be no more obstacles, no more checkpoints. ”

- Mahmoud Abbas

“ It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information. ”

- William Gibson

“ The presentation of hard core pornography, brutality and shocking language, from what I hear, is leaving the public jaded and tired of this kind of film. ”

- Pola Negri

“ That's not really retirement. It's called double-dipping. ”

- John Morley
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