quote by John Kendrick Bangs

Whose heart doth hold the Christmas glow Hath little need of Mistletoe; Who bears a smiling grace of mien Need waste no time on wreaths of green; Whose lips have words of comfort spread Needs not the holly-berries red— His very presence scatters wide The spirit of the Christmastide.

— John Kendrick Bangs

Most Powerful Mien quotations

And where there had been only jeers or taunts at first, crowds came to listen with serious and sympathetic mien.

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.

A tin horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor

A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen; She needs the royalty of beauty's mien.

Language is the dress of thought; and as the noblest mien or most graceful action would be degraded and obscured by a garb appropriated to the gross employments of rusticks or mechanics, so the most heroick sentiments will lose their efficacy

Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.

Falsehood always endeavors to copy the mien and attitude of truth.

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen;

Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

I believe that there is much less difference between the author and his works than is currently supposed; it is usually in the physical appearance of the writer,--his manners, his mien, his exterior,--that he falls short of the ideal a reasonable man forms of him--rarely in his mind.

There is a haunting phantom called Regret, A shadowy creature robed somewhat like woe, But fairer in the face, whom all men know By her said mien, and eyes forever wet. No heart would seek her; but once having met All take her by the hand, and to and fro They wander through those paths of long ago-- Those hallowed ways 'twere wiser to forget.

Though her mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her was a liberal education.

It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, mien, inventions and actions of others.

When I fall in love, I feel more valuable and I treat myself with more care.

We have all observed the hesitant adolescent, uncertain of himself, who, when he or she falls in love, suddenly walks with a certain inner assuredness and confidence, a mien which seems to say, "You are looking at somebody now." For this inner sense of worth that comes with being in love does not seem to depend essentially on whether the love is returned or not.

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