His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg.
I shall stay [the reader] no longer than to wish him a rainy day to read this?discourse; and that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a- fishing.Izaak Walton
Now, he no longer promises others the fulfillment of his duties, but promises himself the fulfillment of man.Martin Buber
Aspirations pure and high —Strength to do and to endure —Heir of all the Ages, I —Lo! I am no longer poor!julia caroline dorr
Giuliani symbolizes the civic contributions that led to New York becoming one of the safest cities in the world, a city where people need no longer fear violence. [...] I believe that he has, through his political efforts, saved more human lives than most people alive today.Olle Wästberg
Every living being on earth loves life above all else. The smallest insect, whose life lasts only an instant, tries to escape from any danger in order to live a moment longer. And the desire to live is most developed in man.inayat khan
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.Edvard Munch
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.joshua reynolds
Things take longer to happen than you think they will and then they happen faster than you think they will.lawrence summers
Sometimes the little boy who calls me father brings me an invitation from his mother: "I shall be so pleased if you will come and see me," and I always reply in some such words as these: "Dear madam, I decline." And if David asks why I decline, I explain that it is because I have no desire to meet the woman. "Come this time, father," he urged lately, "for it is her birthday, and she is twenty-six," which is so great an age to David, that I think he fears she cannot last much longer.j. m. barrie
There are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq.george w. bush
Our culture is like a garment that does not fit us, or in any case no longer fits us. This culture is like a dead language that no longer has anything in common with the language of the street. It is increasingly alien to our lives.jean dubuffet
Philosophy reduced, as we have seen, to philosophical discourse develops from this point on in a different atmosphere and environment from that of ancient philosophy. In modern university philosophy, philosophy is obviously no longer a way of life, or a form of life unless it be the form of life of a professor of philosophy.pierre hadot
The number of one's possible fantasies is inversely proportional to the amount of one's liquid assets. For him who has everything dreams are no longer possible.stanisław lem
I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.Arthur Miller
I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.Donald Rumsfeld
Our estimates vary with our moods; the time may be much longer than our hopes and much shorter than our fears.
The folk belief … is that lightning seeks out trolls and giants, perhaps a reflection the giant-slaying of Thor in Old Norse mythology. Many informants have told collectors that the reason the giants or trolls are no longer populous is the accuracy and efficiency of the lightning strokes.
There's a good time coming, boys; A good time coming: We may not live to see the day, But earth shall glisten in the ray Of the good time coming. Cannon-balls may aid the truth, But thought's a weapon stronger; We'll win our battle by its aid, Wait a little longer.charles mackay
We can no longer maintain any distinction between music and discourse about music, between the supposed object of analysis and the terms of analysis.
My narrative may be invaded by inaccuracy and confusion; but if I live no longer, I will, at least, live to complete it. What but ambiguities, abruptnesses, and dark transitions, can be expected from the historian who is, at the same time, the sufferer of these disasters?
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