A few days ago
Mr. Korg

Can someone please explain these quotes for me?

1)Yet each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard,

some do it with a bitter look, some do it with a word.

The coward does it with a kiss, the brave with a sword!

-Oscar Wilde, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”

2)The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

-Robert Setevenson

3)Things that are hard to bear are sweet to remember.

-Ceasar Pavese

4)Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

-Mrs. Patrick Campbell


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1 &2 have a similar theme. It’s basically saying that we all hurt the ones we love at one time or another. Somerimes all it takes is an expression of our displeasure. Some do it simply by lying and not facing the truth. Others are more confrontational.

As far as 3 is concerned, to me it means that those things hardest to live through are sweetly remembered because that means it’s over and done with. It sweet because it’s a memory and no longer happening.

4 I just take literally. People like being around those who laugh. They don’t like being around those who snore.


A few days ago
1. I think it is talking about humans in general and how we seem to destruct the most pure and loving around us. We contanimate them with our worst traits. The coward with a kiss (this could mean many different things, but it’s a symbol of cowardism) and the brave with a sword. Basically saying no matter how you do it, you’re still killing the thing you love. I dont’ totally get it though.

2. This is basically saying that you could solve a lot more things or reverse a lot of bad if you speak up. People keep things to themselves because they are afraid it will impact badly or backfire on them. It’s saying you’re doing a lot more damage by not speaking up for what is right.

3. You learn from your mistakes. Bad memories always stay with us because we always use them in the future. We learn to respect these memories becuause they have made us wiser.

4. Basically saying don’t miss out! It’s a ‘the glass is half full’ saying. Be happy and those around you will be happy too. Pull yourself away from the world and the people around you, and you will be left behind. No-one wants to be dragged down by the pessimist and everyone wants to be around the happy person. It’s also saying get out there and live life. Don’t waste away snoring on your own. You’ll always be lonely otherwise.

Don’t take these too literally. Everyone has a different view and everyone takes a different message to these sayings on board. Hope it helps you out a bit though!


A few days ago
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4)Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

-Mrs. Patrick Campbell

It means that when you,have money,car, house everyone will there 4 u, but when u have no money, no house, no car, and need support u r alone! basically u r good til u r useful.