A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds that happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy