Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. Theyare relentless survivors? They yield, they bend to the wind, but they never break.
Sometimes the fluffy bunny of incredulity zooms round the bend so rapidly that the greyhound of language is left, agog, in the starting cage.david mitchell
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.helen keller
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.william congreve
Loosen up. Being masculine doesn't mean being a statue. Wrists were made to bend.
The head must bow, and the back will have to bend, Wherever the darkey may go; A few more days, and the trouble all will end, In the field where the sugar-canes grow. A few more days for to tote the weary load, No matter, 't will never be light; A few more days till we totter on the road: Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!stephen foster
He is out of bounds now. He rejoices in man's lovely peculiar power to choose life and die when he leads his black soldiers to death, he cannot bend his back.
The government and the people are under a moral necessity of acting together; a free press compels them to bend to one another.james mill
I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over he'd've put diamonds on the floor.joan rivers
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.robert f. kennedy
I dont want to lose any of the emotion or energy. We are just testing how far we can bend pop in our direction.paul smith
I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.sonia sotomayor
Obsolescence and death, the reign of the archaic, the abandoned, and the corny: Really, if you saw Windows 3.0 on the sidewalk outside the building, would you bend over and pick it up?!?Bruce Sterling
I believe that every English poet should read the English classics, master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them, travel abroad, experience the horror of sordid passion and if he is lucky enough know the love of an honest woman.robert graves
We like rather to dream of a body of young men as a live thing, as a tree where all the branches are nourished by a single sap, and where each part is meaningless and incomplete except in connection with its fellows. You may lop away the dead branches, you may bend the trunk, you may dig about it and water it; but leave it to assume its own form, do not constrain the peculiar roots, or you will have a crippled, gnarled monster, and no tree.learned hand
Servants, when their lords no longer sway, Their minds no more to righteous courses bend.homer
Do not try to bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth: There is no spoon.
It is the nature of man to build the most complicated cage of rules and regulations in which to trap himself, and then, with equal ingenuity and zest, to bend his brain to the problem of wriggling triumphantly out again.
For the White Horse knew England When there was none to know; He saw the first oar break or bend, He saw heaven fall and the world end, O God, how long ago. For the end of the world was long ago, And all we dwell to-day As children of some second birth, Like a strange people left on earth After a judgment day.
Thou spring'st a leak already in thy crown, A flaw is in thy ill-bak'd vessel found; 'Tis hollow, and returns a jarring sound, Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command, Unwrought, and easy to the potter's hand: Now take the mould; now bend thy mind to feel The first sharp motions of the forming wheel.john dryden
Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses.charles evans hughes
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Her treading would not bend a blade of grass, Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk!Ben Jonson