Quotes of Encounter

“ For truth has such a face and such a mien, As to be lov'd needs only to be seen. ”

- John Dryden

“ Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities, the meeting of extremes round a corner. ”

- Leigh Hunt

“ You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. ”

- John Donne

“ Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. ”

- Logan Pearsall Smith

“ I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood. ”

- R. A. Torrey

“ A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it. ”

- Dido Armstrong

“ The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Behind a frowning Providence He hides a smiling face. ”

- William Cowper

“ He had a face like a blessing. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can. ”

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“ Away, and mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth khow. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything. ”

- George Herbert Palmer

“ It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. ”

- William Tecumseh Sherman

“ Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out. ”

- Anton Chekhov

“ A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ My experience of ships is that on them one makes an interesting discovery about the world. One finds one can do without it completely. ”

- Malcolm Bradbury

“ We cannot see things that stare us in the face until the hour comes that the mind is ripened. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Men who fight wars in winter don't live till spring. ”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“ There were a lot of smiles on a lot of faces today. ”

- Dennis Conner

“ It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war. ”

- Richard Cobden

“ I can only imagine the frustration and anxiety I have seen on people's faces, having to move again into shelters and not knowing what they will find when they go back,... It's devastating. ”

- Richard Moore

“ One German makes a philosopher, two a public meeting, three a war. ”

- Robert D. MacDonald

“ Sometimes you want to make your own experiences. ”

- Martina Hingis

“ It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ I knew you once: but in Paradise, / If we meet, I will pass nor turn my face. ”

- Robert Browning

“ The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. ”

- Joaquin Miller
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