If Any Choose To Maintain, As Many Do, That Species Were Gradually Brought To Their Maturity From Humbler Forms... He Is Welcome To His Hypothesis, But I Have Nothing To Do With It.
~ Philip Henry Gosse, 1857
Europe Is Spreading Its Wings. In Freedom. In Prosperity. And In Peace. It Is A Truly Proud Moment For The European Union. It Is A Triumph For Liberty And Democracy. To Our New Members I Say: ? Warmly Welcome To Our Family?. Our New Europe Is Born.
~ Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20
Do Not Think That Your Learning And Genius, Your Wit Or Sprightliness, Are Welcome Everywhere. I Was Once Told That My Company Was Disagreeable Because I Appeared So Uncommonly Happy.
~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann
My Friends And My Road-fellows, Pity The Nation That Is Full Of Beliefs And Empty Of Religion. Pity The Nation That Wears A Cloth It Does Not Weave, Eats A Bread It Does Not Harvest, And Drinks A Wine That Flows Not From Its Own Winepress. Pity The Nation That Acclaims The Bully As Hero, And That Deems The Glittering Conqueror Bountiful. Pity The Nation That Raises Not Its Voice Save When It Walks In A Funeral, Boasts Not Except Among Its Ruins, And Will Rebel Not Save When Its Neck Is Laid Between The Sword And The Block. Pity The Nation Whose Statesman Is A Fox, Whose Philosopher Is A Juggler, And Whose Art Is The Art Of Patching And Mimicking. Pity The Nation That Welcomes Its New Ruler With Trumpetings, And Farewells Him With Hootings, Only To Welcome Another With Trumpetings Again. Pity The Nation Divided Into Fragments, Each Fragment Deeming Itself A Nation.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Quiet And Sincere Sympathy Is Often The Most Welcome And Efficient Consolation To The Afflicted. Said A Wise Man To One In Deep Sorrow, I Did Not Come To Comfort You; God Only Can Do That; But I Did Come To Say How Deeply And Tenderly I Feel For You In Your Affliction.
~ Tryon Edwards
Think To Yourself That Every Day Is Your Last The Hour To Which You Do Not Look Forward Will Come As A Welcome Surprise.
We Must Dare To Think Unthinkable Thoughts. We Must Learn To Explore All The Options And Possibilities That Confront Us In A Complex And Rapidly Changing World. We Must Learn To Welcome And Not To Fear The Voices Of Dissent. We Must Dare To Think About Unthinkable Things Because When Things Become Unthinkable, Thinking Stops And Action Becomes Mindless.
~ James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964
In The Long History Of The World, Only A Few Generations Have Been Granted The Role Of Defending Freedom In Its Hour Of Maximum Danger. I Do Not Shrink From This Responsibility- I Welcome It.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It Is Equally Wrong To Speed A Guest Who Does Not Want To Go, And To Keep One Back Who Is Eager. You Ought To Make Welcome The Present Guest, And Send Forth The One Who Wishes To Go.
~ Homer, The Odyssey
Confusion Is The Welcome Mat At The Door Of Creativity.
~ Michael J. Gel
God Made Truth With Many Doors To Welcome Every Believer Who Knocks On Them.
~ Kahlil Gibran
If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don't believe there are any locks on that door, or any guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river.
~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women