As quoted in Building A Life Of Value : Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us (2005) by Jason A. Merchey, p. 74
Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them.nassim nicholas taleb
Le charme de la nouveaute , peu a' peu tombant comme un ve" t ement, laissait voir a' nu l'e ternelle monotonie de la passion, qui a toujours les me" mes formes et le me" me langage. The Charm of novelty, falling little by little like a robe, revealed the eternal monotony of passion, which has always the same forms and the same language.Gustave Flaubert
Almighty Freedom! give my venturous songThe force, the Charm that to thy voice belong;Tis thine to shape my course, to light my way,To nerve my country with the patriot lay,To teach all men where all their interest lies,How rulers may be just and nations wise:Strong in thy strength I bend no suppliant knee,Invoke no miracle, no Muse but thee.joel barlow
But no. Too soon I voun' my Charm abroke.Noo comely soul in white like her—Noo soul a-steppen light like her—An' nwone o' comely height like her—Went by; but all my grief agean awoke.william barnes
My early book learning came to me as naturally as the seasons in … the little town in which I grew up. … Quite early I began to find a special Charm in an unpeopled world … of lava rock and sagebrush desert. … I was often more purely happy at such times than I think I have ever been since.richard mckenna
That ignorant confidence in one's self and one's future, which comes in life's first dawn, has a sort of mournful Charm in experienced eyes, who know how much it all amounts to.harriet beecher stowe
God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to Charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.teresa of Ávila (teresa de jesús)
Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error. Not only so; but scarcely any attempt is entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the result of steady thought, is altogether false; no tempting form of Error is without some latent Charm derived from Truth.william whewell
To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native Charm, than all the gloss of art.Oliver Goldsmith
Man is naturally more disposed to beneficent than selfish actions. This we learn even from the history of savages. The domestic virtues have something in them so inviting and genial, and the public virtues of the citizen something so grand and inspiring, that even he who is barely uncorrupted, is seldom able to resist their Charm.wilhelm von humboldt
What do you suppose makes all men look back to the time of childhood with so much regret (if their childhood has been, in any moderate degree, healthy or peaceful)? That rich Charm, which the least possession had for us, was in consequence of the poorness of our treasures.john ruskin
The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the Charm of a politician’s life.Anthony Trollope
I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is its irresistible Charm a fire.john updike
Thy subtle Charm is strangely given, My fancy will not let thee be, , Then poise not thus 'twixt earth and heaven, O white anemone!
Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to Charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.william shakespeare
This is the Charm, by sages often told, Converting all it touches into gold: Content can soothe, where'er by fortune placed, Can rear a garden in the desert waste.
'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm. And beauty should be kind, as well as Charm.
Of course, we need not be surprised if artistic excellence goes unrecognized on account of being unknown; but there should be the greatest indignation when, as often, good judges are flattered by the Charm of social entertainments into an approbation which is a mere a pretence.
Mira Bai belonged to a strong tradition of bhakti (devotional) poets in medieval India who expressed their love of God through the analogy of human relations – a mother's love for her child, a friend for a friend, or a woman for her beloved. The immense popularity and Charm of her lyrics lies in their use of everyday images and in the sweetness of emotions easily understood by the people of India.Kathleen Kuiper
Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together Thoughts so all unlike each other; To mutter and mock a broken Charm, To dally with wrong that does no harm.Samuel Taylor Coleridge