Those Who Welcome Death Have Only Tried It From The Ears Up.
~ Wilson Mizne
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
Small Cheer And Great Welcome Makes A Merry Feast.
~ William Shakespeare, "The Comedy of Errors", Act 3 scene 1
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
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
Wit Makes Its Own Welcome And Levels All Distinctions.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
If You Would Know Strength And Patience, Welcome The Company Of Trees.
~ Hal Borland
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
A Pretty Woman Is A Welcome Guest.
~ Lord Byron
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