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Wise Quotes about Alas

May you find great value in these Alas quotes and sayings.

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

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Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

 

Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich;
alas,
you only lose what little stock you had before.
- William Wycherley

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

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Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Alas!
they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play!
No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond to-day.
- Thomas Gray

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off,
how quick to be proved a deceiver.
- Sophocles

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.
Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine,
to them, alas!
we return.
- E. M. Forster

Alas, I think I am becoming a god.
- Titus

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

Alas! how little does the memory
of these human inhabitants
enhance the beauty of the landscape.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have, alas, only one illusion left,
and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Sydney Smith

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The Oxford manner is, alas, indefinable;
I was going to say indefensible.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

Alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
- Stephane Mallarme

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
- Pierre Corneille

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to
work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or
self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
- John McCarthy

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones.
It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside.
Alas!
- David Herbert Lawrence

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

Alas!
Alas!
Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one
ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
- Fridtjof Nansen

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the
democratic system itself,
and it can only be controlled, if at all,
by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
- James L. Buckley

Writing anything is terribly hard but,
alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun.
I often am sorry I ever started writing prose,
because it is so hard.
But I can't stop.
- Judy Collins

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft:
for the architecture of the thing comes,
or fails to come, in the first conception,
and revision only affects the detail and ornament,
alas!
- T. E. Lawrence

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.
Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death,
Yet men delay to obtain release from the world.
Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able
to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and
objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed,
or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful
example of development in all that book which,
alas, musicians read but too little -
the book of Nature.
- Claude Debussy

If Americans knew how to deal with other people,
they could bring peace to the world.
Alas, they have not learned enough yet.
The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

But alas, they are all sadly deficient,
because they leave us under the domination of political
and religious prejudices;
and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
- Adam Weishaupt

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

In the absence of the gold standard,
there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.
There is no safe store of value.
- Alan Greenspan

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts

I think everything depends on money.
- Alan Bean

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour,
but I don't.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty -
is exceedingly powerful.
- Alan Watts

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd


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