Quotation Explorer - 'Composed'

TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies. - Ambrose Bierce
Half the world is composed of those who have something to say but can't; the other half is of those who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. - Robert Frost
Society is composed of two great classes-- those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. - Sebastien Chamfort
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - John Andrew Holmes
Let the kindness and the raw, aching beauty of the universe shatter you over and over again. find peace in the knowledge that your whole is composed of the sum of all of your beautifully broken pieces. because breaking is becoming. - Jeanette LeBlanc
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash
I have come to understand that life is composed of a series of coincidences. How we react to these - how we exercise what some refer to as free will - is everything; the choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determine who we are. - John Perkins
Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience. - Joseph Campbell
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. - Mark Russell
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body. - Seneca
some of the best music was composed by Beethovan,but he was deaf,some of the best poetry of nature was written by Milton,but he was deaf.possible is always inside the impossible... - Shibin Mohammed
Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason. - Vivienne Westwood
I used to measure the skies, now I measure the shadows of Earth.Although my mind was sky-bound, the shadow of my body lies here.[Epitaph he composed for himself a few months before he died] - Johannes Kepler
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them - Walter Kerr
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often. - Samuel Butler
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. - Confucius
Belief is made up of the same non-substance of which we ourselves are composed. The test of any belief system, then, is the degree to which this same light is permitted to shine through. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
A woman can tolerate delays knowing they are not denials; she is diligent, and composed. She is not easily irritated like love; she endures all things, beans all things and can be stretched to any limit. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
The soul knows full well (even though it pretends to forget many times) that it must render account to the paternal soil. I do not say "fatherland", I say "paternal soil". The paternal soil is something deeper, more modest, more reserved, and is composed of age-old pulverized bones. - N. Kazantzakis
In all aspects of life, we take on a part and an appearance to seem to be what we wish to be--and thus the world is merely composed of actors. - François de La Rochefoucauld
In the night, I am kept awake by the endless chatter of my inner self. I hear it speak softly of old hurts and fondly of past loves, while its demands and anxieties resound throughout me in multitudes.I could be calm and composed all day long, but the moment it is dark, my mind riots. - Beau Taplin
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the- grave and four parts clarified Satan. Dose, a headful all the time. Brandy is said by Dr. Johnson to be the drink of heroes. Only a hero will venture to drink it. - Ambrose Bierce
But that initial, comet-blazing-across-the-sky, Big Idea is only the beginning. Each book is composed of a mosaic of thousands of little ideas, ideas that invariably come to me at two in the morning when my alarm is set for seven. - Lauren Willig
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief,but it is belief that is the positive, it is beliefthat sustains thought and holds the world together. - Søren Kierkegaard
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. - Anaïs Nin
The entire population of the world-with one minor exception-is composed of other people.
Forever is composed of nows. - Emily Dickinson
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book. - Vladimir Nabokov
The question why I don't shake hand with someone,A reason is Behind;Scumbags call it Attitude but they really don't know its actually the antimatter Waqas is composed of. - Waqas Bin Ehsan
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Tree trunks are composed of layers of growth. Meaningful expressions are composed of layers of words. Say something meaningful. - D'Andre Lampkin
Richard Papen: As it happened, I knew Gartrell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, gutteral verbs, and the world "postmodernist. - Donna Tartt
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