Outside the open window, the morning air is all awash with angels.Richard Wilbur, in "Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World", from Poems (1956)
I use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of poultices. It ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.Florence Nightingale
I use the word nursing for want of a better. It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of poultices. It ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet — all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.Florence Nightingale
The air crackled with the presage of lightning, and a heavy mist descended around them.stephen r. lawhead
Look at that hand of mine Many and many a job that hand has done, with a neatness and dexterity never known afore. When I look at that hand, said Mr. Dennis, shaking it in the air .Barnaby Rudge, in Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 43, E. Littell, 1841, p.134
The American character looks always as if it just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.Joseph R(aymond) McCarthy
The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that float upon it.Leonardo daVinci
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.a. e. housman
The air in music the wing forsakes.John Muir, letter to Jeanne C. Carr, Yosemite (1874).
Sometimes the air is awfully clear here. You can look off to sea and see the soft, warm, raggedy roof of clouds stretching on and on and on. It almost seems as if you can look right on into eternity.james jones
His livid face is a bewildered false green. I notice it, between the chest's hard air, with the fraternity of knowing I will also be so.Original: A sua cara lívida está de um verde falso e desnorteado. Noto-o, entre o ar difícil do peito, com a fraternidade de saber que também estarei assim.
That air and harmony of shape express,Fine by degrees, and beautifully less.Matthew Prior
It is the nature of the noble and the good and the wise that they impart to us of their nobility and their goodness and their wisdom while they live, making it natural for us to breathe the air they breathe and giving us confidence in our own untested powers. And the same influence in more ethereal fashion they continue to exert after they are gone.felix adler
I cannot remember things I once read A few friends, but theyare in cities. Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup Looking down for miles Through high still air.Gary Sherman Snyder
If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is forever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.Robert Brooke, The Soldier.
I want to go wherever you go because all the colors are brighter there and there is more magic in the air wherever you go, here and hereafter.happy rhodes
He tried to address the problem of change by saying that there is not one fundamental arche but four earth, water, air, and fire which generate all the material substances in nature by mixing together in various ways under the influence of forces he called Love and Strife.John Freely, Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe (2012)
The aggressive Edwardian prosperity that lends so comfortable a background to Elgar's finales is now as strange to us as the England that produced Greensleeves and The Woodes so wilde. Stranger, in fact, and less sympathetic. In consequence much of Elgar's music, through no fault of its own, has for the present generation an almost intolerable air of smugness, self-assurance and autocratic benevolence.edward elgar
O, he flies through the air with the greatest of ease, This daring young man on the flying trapeze.1868 'The DaringYoung Man on the Flying Trapeze'.
The larch ... is not only preserved from decay and the worm by the great bitterness of its sap, but also it cannot be kindled with fire nor ignite of itself, unless like stone in a limekiln it is burned with other wood. ...This is because there is a very small proportion of the elements of fire and air in its composition, which is a dense and solid mass of moisture and the earthy, so that it has no open pores through which fire can find its way... Further, its weight will not let it float in water.vitruvius
The ground-root folly of this piteous philantropy is thinking to distribute indivisibles, and make equality in things incommensurable: forged under such delusions, all Utopias are castles in the air or counsels of despair.robert bridges
Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.mikhail gorbachev
Ruin seize thee, ruthless King! Confusion on thy banners wait, Though fanned by Conquest's crimson wing They mock the air with idle state.thomas gray
Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose, With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed.william shakespeare
Building castles in the air, 36 and making yourself a laughing-stock.Miguel de Cervantes
Pillars are fallen at thy feet, Fanes quiver in the air, A prostrate city is thy seat, And thou alone art there.lydia maria child
There was in the air the glamor of a battle, the holy battle raging for the assertion of a new truth. My youth plunged full in it.joseph stella
How sweet and gracious, even in common speech, Is that fine sense which men call Courtesy! Wholesome as air and genial as the light, Welcome in every clime as breath of flowers, It transmutes aliens into trusting friends, And gives its owner passport round the globe.James T. Fields, Courtesy.
In all candor, if I'd been President of the United States, I'd have ordered the plane landed at the nearest air Force base, and I'd have been over here, ok?john mccain
Showers of [cannon] balls... and shells... poured into the fort in one incessant stream, causing great flakes of masonry to fall in all directions. When the immense mortar shells, after sailing high in he air, came down in a vertical direction and buried themselves in the parade ground, their explosion shook the fort like an earthquake.Major Abner Doubleday (1861). Doubleday was second-in-command at Fort Sumter and briefly commanded Union troops at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was later credited with establishing the rules of baseball.