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Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. (Quote by - Amy Alcott)

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways (Quote by - women, gambling and farming. My family chose the slowest one. (Quote by - Pope John)

I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history. (Quote by - John Webster)

Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears, creates. (Quote by - Hannah More)

Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin. (Quote by - Washington Irving)

The ruins of himself! now worn away With age, yet still majestic in decay. (Quote by - Homer)

Who knows but that hereafter some traveller like myself will sit down upon the banks of the Seine, the Thames, or the Zuyder Zee, where now, in the tumult of enjoyment, the heart and the eyes are too slow to take in the multitude of sensations? Who knows but he will sit down solitary amid silent ruins, and weep a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name? (Quote by - Constantin Francois de Chassebeouf de Volney)

Candour and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin. (Quote by - Tacitus)

She may still exist in undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives. (Quote by - Rita Rudner)

Remember that the Devil doesn't sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand different ways (Quote by - Angela Merici)

Red ruin and the breaking-up of all. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all That shared its shelter, perish in its fall. (Quote by - William Pitt)

And rejoicing that he has made his way by ruin. (Quote by - Lucanus)

I never was ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I gained one. (Quote by - Voltaire)

For such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. (Quote by - John Milton)

Where now is Britain? . Even as the savage sits upon the stone That marks were stood her capitols, and hears The bittern booming in the weeds, he shrinks From the dismaying solitude. (Quote by - Henry Kirke White)

My downfall raises me to infinite heights. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

While in the progress of their long decay, Thrones sink to dust, and nations pass away. (Quote by - Frederick Howard, fifth Earl of Carlisle)

What does not destroy me, makes me strong. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

What cities, as great as this, have promised themselves immortality! Posterity can hardly trace the situation of some. The sorrowful traveller wanders over the awful ruins of others others. Here stood their citadel, but now grown over with weeds; there their senate-house, but now the haunt of every noxious reptile; temples and theatres stood here, now only an undistinguished heap of ruins. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed: And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights: And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground. (Quote by - Bible)

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Behold this ruin! 'Twas a skull Once of ethereal spirit full! This narrow cell was Life's retreat; This place was Thought's mysterious seat! What beauteous pictures fill'd that spot, What dreams of pleasure, long forgot! Nor Love, nor Joy, nor Hope, nor Fear, Has left one trace, one record here. (Quote by - Anna Jane Vardill)


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