Quotation Explorer - 'Worn'

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out. - Italian Proverb
HAND, n. A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket. - Ambrose Bierce
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. - May Sarton
How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are. - William Shakespeare
The broken spine of the book shows the webbing of binder's string, and my fingers have worn white spots in the cover. - Susan Straight
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain
The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
ARMOR, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith. - Ambrose Bierce
To be worn out is to be renewed. - Lao-tzu
It's not always about 'what' she's wearing; It's 'how' it is being worn, and 'who's wearing it. - Andrea L'Artiste
I wear my past around my shoulders as a fine, but worn, cloak. Don't be fooled by my cloak's appearance, I have a three piece underneath. - Hubert Martin
Her heart is played like well worn stringsIn her eyes the sadness singsOf one who was destined of better things - Lang Leav
I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years. - Samuel Goldwyn
The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. - Edward Chapin
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WoW, what a ride. - Mark Frost
In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures. - Rachel Hall
[Religious belief is] outmoded and ridiculous. [Belief in gods was a] worn out but once useful crutch in mankind's journey towards truth. We consider the time has come for that crutch to be abandoned. - Peter Atkins
His heart was like a battered guitar; worn and scuffed from a life spentout on the road, but still capableof bringing forth beautiful music. - John Mark Green
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
The foolish man lies awake all night Thinking of his many problems; When the morning comes he is worn out And his trouble is just as it was.
Let us not dwell into past thoughts, worn out ideas, false beliefs. Let them go so that you can create a new self by emptying your mind and filling it with new thoughts, ideas, and visions. - Debasish Mridha
When Malingeau drew himself from his long sleep, the music was still droning in his head. Christelle was already gone. She had taken care to scribble a line on a scrap of paper."I drank your body until my thirst was worn. - Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks. - Thomas Goodwin
Not even a hand-stitched suit could hide a body gone ruinously to seed. I was tempted to offer some fashion advice, but I didn't think he'd welcome the news that this year, bellies are being worn inside the trousers - Val McDermid
Sometimes, falling back on or using an old method or habit, is like sliding into a pair of worn running shoes and a corset. Doesn't make sense to others, but it's not for them. It's what keeps you together, what keeps you going. - Alyse M. Gardner
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. - Dorothy Parker
Confidence, is like a belt worn around the waist. Wear it too tight, you come off cocky and arrogant, wear it too loose, you come off timid and a walk over, but wear it fit and snug, it will uphold you in every step of the way. - Anthony Liccione
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. - Henry David Thoreau
If you want to succeed,you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
She's like the rarest of jewels, too precious to be worn, and too valuable to tarnish. - Kierra C.T. Banks
Sometimes the idea of living as a hermit appeals to all of us. No demands, no needs, no pain, no disappointments. But that is because we have been hurt, are worn out. - John Eldredge
Successful people work hard on the right things b/c working hard on the wrong things only makes one worn out while failing. - Orrin Woodward
In this abundant earth no doubtIs little room for things worn out:Disdain them, break them, throw them by!And if before the days grew roughWe once were lov'd, us'd -- well enough,I think, we've far'd, my heart and I. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You learnt a great deal, Louisa, and so did your brother. Ologies of all kinds from morning to night. If there is any Ology left, of any description, that has not been worn to rags in this house, all I can say is, I hope I shall never hear its name - Charles Dickens
MOUSQUETAIRE, n. A long glove covering a part of the arm. Worn in New Jersey. But "mousquetaire" is a might poor way to spell muskeeter. - Ambrose Bierce
Embrace your journey and those who come across your path. Be gracious in your endeavors. Focus on your craft. Those who support your dreams now and feel your sincere humility and gratitude will be there 20, 30, 40 years from now, padding your old bones and time worn, weary soul. - Ann Marie Frohoff
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. - Dennis Waitely
As a man, casting off worn out garments taketh new ones, so the dweller in the body, entereth into ones that are new. - Epictetus
Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! - John Wesley
Shoes are like society. Once in awhile they have to replace the worn out souls. - Kate McGahan
This is new. Old Quinn would not have worn a skirt on her first day of sophomore year. Old Quinn would have worn a pair of jeans (hole in the knee? even better) and a t-shirt advertising the Providence Prep volleyball team, or some other sports team I didn’t play for. - Selena Brooks
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
Reality is only a dream, based on values and well worn principles, whereas the dream goes on forever. - Ian Thomas Curtis
The dog leash was still tied tight around the oak tree in the back, stretched worn and limp across the green grass as if trying to escape to freedom; and he buried his wife without a tombstone. Where before, she sat most times in his home, licking her wounds. - Anthony Liccione
The older lady smiled a friendly welcome that rivaled her preserves for sweet appeal. She could have been someone’s grandmother complete with close-cropped white hair if she wasn’t wearing a worn Grateful Dead T-shirt over a long-sleeved thermal. The 1987 Summer Tour. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
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