A Quotations is a list of quotations themes starting with the letter A.
This is based on research from books of quotations that are about 50 years old. You may find a quotation that is from a source much older, for instance, the Bible.
What is important is that these are quotations that were used and known to a generation that is not far removed from us.
Older ones in the audience will perhaps know and even remember many of these you choose to use.
Younger ones will have a feeling of familiarity with them as they may have heard them in passing.
It is hoped that these are uncommon and as such, are fresh to the audience even though they are recycled.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!
-Thomas H Bayly, Isle of Beauty
Adam and Eve had many advantages,
but the principal one was,
that they escaped teething.
-Mark Twain Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar
He had delusions of adequacy.
Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
-Shakespeare, As You Like It, II,I
As a white candle in a holy place,
So the beauty of an aged face.
-Joseph Campbell, The Old Woman
All ambition are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulity of mankind.
-Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end,
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow
-William Blake, A Poison Tree
All passes, Art alone
Enduring stays to us,
The Bust outlasts the throne,
-The Coin, Tiberius.
-Austin Dobson, Ars Victrix
Art is long and time is fleeting.
-Longfellow, a Psalm of Life
Art lies in concealing art.
(Ars est celare artem.)
-Ovid, Art of Love
All art is but imitation of nature
(Omnis ars naturae imitation est.)
Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
You can use these quotes in your speeches or you can use them for your personal inspiration. You can also use these in your conversations when appropriate. However you use them, use them wisely.