Bell Quotes

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Bell Quotes

The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist.

Alfred the Great

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Charles Lamb

A tiger wearing a bell will starve.

Conor Oberst

We go down with the bells ringing in all the sunken cities. Forgotten, we are greeted by the embassies of the dead, While your endless flowing carries us on and on; And neither is nor was. The moment only, eternal.

Czesław Miłosz

A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.

Danish Proverbs

Great fools must have great bells.

Dutch Proverbs

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.

Ezra Pound

A good bell is heard from far, a bad one still further.

Finnish Proverbs

A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!

Frances Goodrich

Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church.

George Herbert

Of all sound of all bells… Most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year

Ghanaian Proverbs

For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search The hearts of young and old.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A fighter never knows when it’s the last bell. He doesn’t want to face that.

Jesse Jackson

Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.

Joe Louis

The game is not lost – or won – until the last bell goes.

John Curtin

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Matsuo Basho

Don’t bother to ring a bell in the ear that doesn’t listen. Move to another ear, and if he doesn’t listen to your bell, sit back and listen to his nemesis.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel’s just got his wings.

Mongolian Proverb

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

Mongolian Proverb

And the sad act like lepers / They stick to the shadows / They long to ring bells of warning / To tell of their coming / So that the pure can shut their doors.

Oscar Hammerstein II

The bells which toll for mankind are most of them, anyway like the bells of Alpine cattle; they are attached to our own necks, and it must be our fault if they do not make a cheerful and harmonious sound.

Peter Medawar

A cracked bell can never sound well.

Samuel Rogers

When big bells ring, little ones are not heard.

Serbian Proverb

And the Sabbath bell, That over wood and wild and mountain dell Wanders so far, chasing all thoughts unholy With sounds most musical, most melancholy.

Sugar Ray Leonard

When God rang the bell that ended the fight, the world cried out for one more round.

Thieves never steal bells.

Dear bells! how sweet the sound of village bells When on the undulating air they swim!

Thomas Hood

If you are going to steal bells plug your ears.

Tibetan Proverb

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