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Direct The clasping ivy where to climb. (Quote by - John Milton)

Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. . . . . Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. (Quote by - Thurgood Marshall)

As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, / The moping owl does to the moon complain. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

On my velvet couch reclining, Ivy leaves my brow entwining, While my soul expands with glee, What are kings and crowns to me? (Quote by - Thomas Moore)

That headlong ivy! not a leaf will grow But thinking of a wreath, . . . I like such ivy; bold to leap a height 'Twas strong to climb! as good to grow on graves As twist about a thyrsus; pretty too (And that's not ill) when twisted round a comb. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

The rugged trees are mingling Their flowery sprays in love; The ivy climbs the laurel To clasp the boughs above. (Quote by - William Cullen Bryant)

I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best -- it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it. (Quote by - Peter De Vries)

Wall must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

When the ivy-tod is heavy with snow, / And the owlet whoops to the wolf below. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

One man's poison Ivy is another man's spinach (Quote by - George Ade)

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports (Quote by - Richard Burton)

Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps, And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deeps. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

You couldn't just slap it into place. You had to do it right, make the ivy fit. (Quote by - Stanley Katz)

Huge knots of sea-weed hung upon the jagged and pointed stones, trembling in every breath of wind; and the green ivy clung mournfully round the dark and ruined battlements. Behind it rose the ancient castle, its towers roofless, and its massive walls crumbling away, but telling us proudly of its own might and strength, as when, seven hundred years ago, it rang with the clash of arms, or resounded with the noise of feasting and revelry. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

Here's to holly and ivy hanging up, And to something wet in every cup (Quote by - Toast)

This old stone tower was very massive--and rather ruinous, too, for it was Roman, and four hundred years old. Yes, and handsome, after a rude fashion, and clothed with ivy from base to summit, as with a shirt of scale mail. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Round broken columns clasping ivy twin'd. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall. (Quote by - Henry Vaughan)

His friends were those of his own blood or those whom he had known the longest; his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object. (Quote by - Robert Louis Stevenson)


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