Jean Froissart quotes

  • This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
    -- Jean Froissart

    #Home #Mean #Cutting

  • Again I entered my smithy to work and forge something from the noble material of time past.
    -- Jean Froissart

    #Past #Noble #Materials

  • Nothing in the world is as certain as death.
    -- Jean Froissart

    #World #Certain

  • They [the English] amuse themselves sadly as in the custom of their country. [Fr., Ils s'amusaient tristement selon la contume de leur pays.]
    -- Jean Froissart

    #Country #Pay #England

  • Unless I am sure I am doing more at home to send the gospel abroad than I can do abroad, I am bound to go.

  • If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.

  • I don't do office work at home.

  • And unlike the rest of you, he hasn’t yet time to ruin his career or his mind." "Then he won’t do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic." "Excuse me!" [hopping up to stand in his seat] "Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!" "I withdraw my objection.

  • Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others.

  • I find placebos uplifting and exhilarating. It means that taking action--no matter what the action is--might help you feel better.

  • Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed. Having once experienced the mystery, plenitude, contradiction, and composure of a work of art, we afterward have a built-in resistance to the slogans and propaganda of oversimplification that have often contributed to the destruction of human life. Poetry is a verbal means to a nonverbal source. It is a motion to no-motion, to the still point of contemplation and deep realization.

  • We're not going to survive in this world, temporally or spiritually, without increased faith in the Lord-and I don't mean a positive mental attitude-I mean downright solid faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the one thing that gives vitality and power to otherwise rather weak individuals.

  • Every age cuts and pastes history to suit its own purposes; art always has an ax to grind.

  • Was there any form of filth or crime without at least one Jew involved in it? If you cut into such a sore, you find, like a maggot in a rotting body, often dazzled by the sudden light, a Jew.