Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Compelling Comparisons

i never metaphor i didn't like: A Comprehensive Compilation of History's Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes by Dr. Mardy Grothe makes for an entertaining summer read.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Frederic Chopin

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. Charles Scribner, Jr.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

A man's rootage is more important than his leafage. Woodrow Wilson

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" Robin Williams

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler

Life is a tragedy wherein we sit as spectators for awhile and then act our part in it. Jonathan Swift

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings while the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore

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