Quotation Explorer - 'Solemn'

We should never, ever believe life - or history holds no surprises for us. That was lies arrogance. And arrogance can blind us to the truth.""Which truth?""Any truth. All truth." her voice was solemn - Kay Hooper
With warning hand I mark time's rapid flightFrom life's glad morning to its solemn nightYet through God's love, I also showThere's light above me by the shade below. - Ralph Greenleaf Whittier
PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn. - Ambrose Bierce
The cloud-capp'd towers,the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. - William Shakespeare
Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots - Albert Einstein
Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. - Joe Haldeman
If I have become so pathetically dulled that I hold freedom as my right and the privileges of liberty as my due, I can stand beside the stilled graves of a thousand soldiers fallen in defense of freedom and not feel a thing. And my most solemn prayer is that I will never be this. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Never ever seek for gratefulness from mankind, you shall always see ungratefulness. Do what you must do as a solemn duty and that is what you have to do! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow. - John Steinbeck
QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. Intent on making his quotation truer, He sought the page infallible of Brewer, Then made a solemn vow that we would be Condemned eternally. Ah, me, ah, me! Stumpo Gaker - Ambrose Bierce
People are much too solemn about things - I'm all for sticking pins into episcopal behinds. - Aldous Huxley
OPPOSE, v. To assist with obstructions and objections. How lonely he who thinks to vex With bandinage the Solemn Sex! Of levity, Mere Man, beware; None but the Grave deserve the Unfair. Percy P. Orminder - Ambrose Bierce
When you take a solemn oath your heart and soul listens, then perception of consciousness and unity comes. - Vasilios Karpos
We don not think, in the holy places; we think in bed, afterwards, when the glare, and the the noise, and the confusion are gone, and in fancy we revisit alone, the solemn monuments of the past, and summon the phantom pageants of an age that has passed away. - Mark Twain
Do not overexert your true strength on people. Do not give too much of yourself to country. Exert your all your true strength and might on a true and a solemn purpose and you have done it all. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity. - Mark Twain
OATH, n. In law, a solemn appeal to the Deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury. - Ambrose Bierce
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