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Top 100 Quotes About Mirth

#1. Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise. - Author: Robert South
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#2. Teach us delight in simple things, and mirth that has no bitter springs. - Author: Rudyard Kipling
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#3. ...she was like a disembodied spirit who took up a great deal of room - Author: Edith Wharton
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#4. The Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#5. What, my soul, was thy errand here?
Was it mirth or ease,
Or heaping up dust from year to year?
"Nay, none of these!"
Speak, soul, aright in His holy sight,
Whose eye looks still
And steadily on thee through the night;
"To do His will! - Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
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#6. I have observed that in comedies the best actor plays the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the fine gentleman or hero. Thus it is in the farce of life. Wise men spend their time in mirth; it is only fools who are serious. - Author: Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
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#7. He sprawls on the sand, quietly laughing. His laugh is weak and in need of air but it may still be the greatest sound I've ever heard. It's full of warmth and genuine mirth, as only a living, breathing - um - person can have. - Author: Susan Ee
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#8. A gypsy fire is on the hearth, Sign of the carnival of mirth; Through the dun fields and from the glade Flash merry folk in masquerade, For this is Hallowe'en! - Author: Jerry Smith
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#9. Mirth is God's medicine. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#10. One for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret that's never been told.
~ Simon - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#11. A mirth which is not gaiety is often the mask which hides the convulsed and distorted features of agony
and laughter, which never yet was the expression of rapture, has often been the only intelligible language of madness and misery. Ecstasy only smiles
despair laughs. - Author: Charles Robert Maturin
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#12. But he could never be long without trying to find a reason for what she was doing ... - Author: Edith Wharton
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#13. Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#14. On this hapless earth There 's small sincerity of mirth, And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outcry of the heart. - Author: Hartley Coleridge
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#15. I believe a megalomaniac is someone who suffers from delusions about their own power. Trust me," he says, and this time I am certain I see mirth dancing in his eyes, "I suffer no delusions about the extent of my power. - Author: J. Kenner
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#16. This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity. - Author: Aleister Crowley
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#17. At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#18. It is not every tourist who bubbles over with mirth, and that unquenchable spirit of humor which turns a trial into a blessing. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#19. I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning. - Author: Izaak Walton
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#20. There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#21. It is the Christmas time:
And up and down 'twixt heaven and earth,
In glorious grief and solemn mirth,
The shining angels climb. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#22. Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#23. The feelings that Beethoven put into his music were the feelings of a god. There was something olympian in his snarls and rages, and there was a touch of hellfire in his mirth. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#24. Keep company with the more cheerful sort of the Godly; there is no mirth like the mirth of believers. - Author: Richard Baxter
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#25. Jean Prouvaire was timid only in repose. Once excited, he burst forth, a sort of mirth accentuated his enthusiasm, and he was at once both laughing and lyric. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#26. Life is serious all the time, but living cannot be. You may have all the solemnity you wish in your neckties, but in anything important (such as sex, death, and religion), you must have mirth or you will have madness. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#27. The greatness that would make us grave,
Is but an empty thing.
What more than mirth would mortals have?
The cheerful man's a king. - Author: Isaac Bickerstaffe
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#28. How beautiful the water is! To me 'tis wondrous fair
No spot can ever lonely be If water sparkle there; It hath a thousand tongues of mirth, Of grandeur, or delight, And every heart is gladder made When water greets the sight. - Author: Elizabeth Oakes Smith
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#29. Actually, there are countless ways to live upon this tremorous sphere in mirth and good health, and probably only one way - the industrial, urbanized, herding way - to live here stupidly, and man has hit upon that one way. - Author: Tom Robbins
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#30. Where lives the man that has not tried How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin! - Author: Walter Scott
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#31. In mirth he mocks the other birds at noon,
Catching the lilt of every easy tune;
But when the day departs he sings of love,
His own wild song beneath the listening moon. - Author: Henry Van Dyke
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#32. What truly captivated Rachael were her eyes - wide, deer-like, yet hauntingly sinister green with flecks of gold dancing in silent mirth. - Author: Deidre Huesmann
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#33. For all beings within this universal kingdom, their magnetic north rests in genuine mirth. - Author: Gabriel Brunsdon
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#34. If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#35. Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#36. The tragedian will always be a limited tragedian if he has not learned how to laugh. The comedian who cannot weep will never touch the highest levels of mirth. - Author: Ellen Terry
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#37. In one of his darker moments, the irony started him laughing and he couldn't stop, and the sounds that came from him, before finally tapering into sobs, were so far from mirth they might have been the forced inversion of laughter-like a soul pulled inside out to reveal its rawest meats. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#38. there are countless ways to live upon this tremendous sphere in mirth and good health, and probably only one way - the industrialized, urbanized, herding way - to live here stupidly, and man has hit upon that one wrong way - Author: Tom Robbins
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#39. Oh, good gigantic smile o' the brown old earth, This autumn morning! How he sets his bones To bask i' the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet. From the ripple to run over in its mirth - Author: Robert Browning
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#40. Mirth itself is too often but melancholy in disguise. - Author: Leigh Hunt
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#41. Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#42. February ... Bending from Heaven, in azure mirth, It kissed the forehead of the Earth, And smiled upon the silent sea, And bade the frozen streams be free, And waked to music all their fountains, And breathed upon the frozen mountains ... - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#43. God sent his Singers upon earth
With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#44. I am in no way facetious, nor disposed for the mirth and galliardize of company, yet in one dream I can compose a whole Comedy, behold the action, apprehend the jests, and laugh myself awake at the conceits thereof. - Author: Thomas Browne
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#45. Here is neither want of appetite nor mouths,
Pray heaven we be not scant of meat or mirth. - Author: Walter Scott
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#46. Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth; it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles. Christmas is more than a time of carols, cards and candy; it is a season of dedication and decision. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#47. Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. - Author: William Blake
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#48. Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger - Author: William Shakespeare
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#49. It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#50. I have a dog of Blenheim birth,
With fine long ears and full of mirth;
And sometimes, running o'er the plain,
He tumbles on his nose:
But quickly jumping up again,
Like lightning on he goes! - Author: John Ruskin
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#51. Yes - it was happiness she still wanted, and the glimpse she had caught of it made everything else of no account. One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities , and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation.
The House of Mirth - Author: Edith Wharton
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#52. She pushed his massive chest, which was as effective as if she pushed granite. "What are you made of, bloody stone?"
He chuckled, eyes full of mirth. "Sometimes. - Author: Lisa Carlisle
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#53. Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week? Or sell eternity to get a toy? For one grape who will the vine destroy? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#54. Thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about my heart Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth So - Author: Jean Hegland
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#55. It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after. - Author: George Ade
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#56. Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#57. Laughter is eternity if joy is real. - Author: Bono
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#58. With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#59. While I am compassed round With mirth, my soul lies hid in shades of grief, Whence, like the bird of night, with half-shut eyes, She peeps, and sickens at the sight of day. - Author: John Dryden
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#60. I am very fond of Edith Wharton. She's quite high brow but also a great storyteller. My favorite is 'The House of Mirth.' I also like 'The Reef.' - Author: Ken Follett
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#61. Not by constraint or severity shall you have access to true wisdom, but by abandonment, and childlike mirth-fulness. If you would know aught, be gay before it. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#62. He who, in questions of right, virtue, or duty, sets himself above all ridicule, is truly great, and shall laugh in the end with truer mirth than ever he was laughed at. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#63. He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#64. And one would worship a woman whom all perfections dower, But the other smiles at transparent wiles; and he quotes from Schopenhauer . Thus two by two we wrangle and blunder about the earth, And that body we share we may not spare; but the Gods have need of mirth. - Author: James Branch Cabell
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#65. In the voice of mirth there may be excitement, but in the tones of mourning there is consolation. - Author: Willis Gaylord Clark
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#66. This, said Mother, as she handed him a piece of dry, tasteless matzoh, is the bread of our affliction. Where, young Kugel wondered, is the seven-layer cake of our salvation? Where is the muffin of our mirth? Where is our no-longer-reduced-to-jelly doughnut? - Author: Shalom Auslander
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#67. Meat eaten without either mirth or music is ill of digestion. - Author: Walter Scott
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#68. How beautiful it was
and how she loved beauty! She had always felt that her sensibility in this direction made up for certain obtuseness of feeling of which she was less proud. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#69. Then they would both dissolve in giggles, bowing in their mirth to the awful hopelessness of it all. - Author: Armistead Maupin
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#70. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety-all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God's medicine. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#71. To move wild laughter in the throat of death?
It cannot be, it is impossible:
Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#72. For the Lord hath in no place forbidden mirth ... - Author: Heinrich Bullinger
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#73. Secret fates
Guide our states
Both in mirth and mourning. - Author: Thomas Campion
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#74. Bards of Passion and of Mirth, Ye have left your souls on earth! Have ye souls in heaven too, Double-lived in regions new? - Author: John Keats
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#75. The common growth of Mother Earth Suffices me,-her tears, her mirth, Her humblest mirth and tears. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#76. The incident had that rich savor of the ludicrous which neither pity nor charity can destroy. Unfortunately, she could not in decency share it with anybody; she could only enjoy it in lonely ecstasies of mirth. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#77. There is nothing which one regards so much with an eye of mirth and pity as innocence when it has in it a dash of folly. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#78. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet. - Author: Robert E. Howard
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#79. A man without mirth is like wagon without springs, in which one is caused disagreeably to jolt by every pebble over which it turns. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#80. If you find him sad, say I am dancing. If in mirth, report that I am sudden sick. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#81. Mirth is a Proteus, changing its shape and manner with the thousand diversities of individual character, from the most superfluous gayety to the deepest, moat earnest humor. - Author: Edwin Percy Whipple
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#82. Until I lose my soul and lie
Blind to the beauty of the earth,
Deaf though shouting wind goes by,
Dumb in a storm of mirth;
Until my heart is quenched at length
And I have left the land of men,
Oh, let me love with all my strength
Careless if I am loved again. - Author: Sara Teasdale
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#83. His face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him, and yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart, from which mirth would arise at times like a spring from a rock. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#84. Man is the merriest species of the creation; all above or below him are serious. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#85. The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, 'Little creature, formed of joy and mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth' ... - Author: William Blake
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#86. Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making. - Author: Leigh Hunt
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#87. Sometimes we call it 'Extra Chunky,' too."
"Why's that?" she finally asked. "Because," DeForrest said, barely able to contain his mirth, "when you run over a hippy with this thing, extra chunky is about all that's left. - Author: David Wellington
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#88. For me the motley and the bauble, yea,
Though all be vanity, as the Preacher saith,
The mirth of love be mine for one brief breath! - Author: Frederic Lawrence Knowles
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#89. Red all over the cupboard, mirth rhymes with birth, oh to die of laughter. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#90. Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#91. [W]e should be mucking about all the time, because mucking about is enjoying life for its own sake, now, and not in preparation for an imaginary future. It's obvious that the mirth-filled man, the cheerful soul, the childish adult is the one who has least to fear from life. - Author: Tom Hodgkinson
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#92. The size of a man's understanding can be justly measured by his mirth. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#93. As Tammie glow'red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious. - Author: Robert Burns
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#94. Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth. - Joy, gentle friends! joy and fresh days of love Accompany your hearts! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#95. Little as she was addicted to solitude, there had come to be moments when it seemed a welcome escape from the empty noises of her life. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#96. The gay will laugh When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care Plod on, and each one as before will chase His favourite phantom; yet all these shall leave Their mirth and their employments, and shall come, And make their bed with thee. - Author: William C. Bryant
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#97. Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you. - Author: Doreen Valiente
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#98. We are expected to be pretty and well-dressed until we drop. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#99. What can promote innocent mirth, and I may say virtue, more than a good riddle? - Author: George Eliot
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#100. Captain Jack said he'd take some of you if he couldn't have all of you," he said, the mirth in his eyes making light of her ire. "And you let him?" "Seems a small price to pay to keep you." "When? How?" she sputtered. "Near dawn, with his scalping knife." "While I slept? - Author: Laura Frantz
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