Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.
—Joseph Joubert (1754–1824) French Writer, Moralist
Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
—T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) American-born British Poet, Dramatist, Literary Critic
Two great talkers never go far together.
Children are buttonholes that hold their parents together.
If the family is together, the soul is in the right place.
Marriages are all happy. It’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.
The teeth often bite the tongue, still the two stay together.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
—Richard Nixon (1913–94) American Head of State, Lawyer
Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
—Robert Browning (1812–89) English Poet
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
—Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) (1870–1916) British Short Story Writer, Satirist, Historian
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
—Charles Dickens (1812–70) English Novelist
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
—Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) American Head of State
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–68) American Civil Rights Leader, Clergyman
If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. It’s a cliche and we use it too much but I think for a husband and wife, the way to stay close is to do things together and share.
—Barbara Bush (1925–2018) American First Lady
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
—Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864) English Writer, Poet
Eating and drinking holds body and soul together.
With true friends, even water drunk together is sweet enough.
Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.
The poor man and the rich man do not play together.
Keep your tents apart and your hearts together.
Those who live together cannot hide their behinds from each other.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900–44) French Novelist, Aviator
The lion and the lamb shall lie down together, but the lamb won’t get much sleep.
If love is torn apart you cannot stitch the pieces together again.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968) American Author
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
—Eugene Ionesco (1909–94) Romanian-born French Dramatist
When the kitchen maids are together the roast burns.
We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) French Jesuit Philosopher, Paleontologist
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
—Henry Ford (1863–1947) American Businessperson, Engineer