In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sour look or two at choking. No, a merry life and a short one, shall be my motto.— Bartholomew Roberts
Attractive Merry quotations
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father's face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.
Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly. For a friendship glows In winter snows, And so let's all be jolly! At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year
Evangelion (that we call the gospel) is a Greek word and signifieth good, merry, glad and joyful tidings, that maketh a man's heart glad and maketh him sing, dance, and leap for joy.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.
The merry-go-round was running, yes, but.
.. It was running backward. The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes.
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.
Women know the way to rear up children (to be just).
They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words.
Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.
A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year. These make a merry christmas!
Life's just a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
Don't let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.
Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
A clock struck out the hour of twelve, and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we marched out to the roadway, and followed our merry pipers home to town.
The long sleep of Mother Goddess is ended.
May She awaken in each of our hearts - Merry meet, merry part, and blessed be.
Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
The merry cuckow, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
Enjoy your life. No curse hangs over you, nor did it ever. No devil chases after your soul. Sing and dance and be merry.
A merry life and a short one shall be my motto.
Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare's kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.
I send my thoughts afar, and let them paint your Christmas Day at home.
It is not enough to reach for the brass ring. You must also enjoy the merry go round.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.
But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
I don't have any special passion for politics, it being a never-ending merry-go-round of bosses big and small, all generally mediocre. I actually find it boring.