An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
Round and round the circle Completing the charm So the knot be unknotted The cross be uncrossed The crooked be made straight And the Curse be ended.
Every father is given the opportunity to corrupt his daughter's nature, and the educator, husband, or psychiatrist then has to face the music. For what has been spoiled by the father can only be made good by a father, just as what has been spoiled by the mother can only be repaired by a mother. The disastrous repetition of the family pattern could be described as the psychological original sin, or as the Curse of the Atrides running through the generations.carl jung
" Love your enemies, bless those who Curse you, that ye may be the sons of your Heavenly Father, who makes the sun to shine on the good and on the evil , and the rain to fall on the just and unjust." How monstrous a calumny have not impostors dared to advance against the mild and gentle author of this just sentiment, and against the whole tenor of his doctrines and his life, overflowing with benevolence and forbearance and compassion !
She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She looked down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror cracked from side to side; 'The Curse is come upon me', cried The Lady of Shalott.Tennyson
Not that I don't think irreverent humor and someone being filthy is funny, I just do what I do. Any comedian would admit throwing an f-bomb in there would help get a reaction. ... I'm not on a Puritanical pursuit, but when I would Curse in a joke, I believe I'm not done writing it.jim gaffigan
There is a Curse on this house.theodore roosevelt
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or Curse. It is precisely as being solemn experiences that I wish to interest you in religious experiences.
Curse away!And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverbThe Arabs have,—"Curses are like young chickens,And still come home to roost."edward bulwer-lytton
See, the Curse of children! In life they keep us frequently in tears, And in the cold grave leave us in pale fears.john webster
Perhaps indeed the possession of wealth is constantly distressing,But I should be quite willing to assume every Curse of wealth if I could at the same time assume every blessing.The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can't cure,Which is a kind of trouble that is even more troublesome if you are poor.Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy, but it's very funny —Have you ever tried to buy them without money?ogden nash
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the priest lays his Curse on the fairest joys.orson scott card
Then speaking from his double head The glorious fearful monster said "I am YES and I am NO, Black as pitch and white as snow, Love me, hate me, reconcile Hate with love, perfect with vile, So equal justice shall be done And life shared between moon and sun. Nature for you shall Curse or smile: A poet you shall be, my son."robert graves
The illusion of Sin and Guilt, the madness of our species, is the act of cursing the world under the misapprehension that one is cursing only one part of it. To Curse the fig tree, as in the funniest and most misunderstood parable of Jesus , is to Curse the soil in which it grew, the seed, the rains, the sun; the whole world, eventually because no part is truly separate from the whole . The fallacy is that one can judge the part in isolation from the whole is "the Lie that all men believe."robert anton wilson
Is there not some chosen Curse, Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?joseph addison
Inefficiency is a Curse; and no good intention atones for weakness of will and flabbiness of moral, mental, and physical fiber.
Who saves his country, saves himself, saves all things, and all things saved do bless him! Who lets his country die, lets all things die, dies himself ignobly, and all things dying Curse him!
One who offers (suggests) what he doesn't know, will be under the Curse of the angels of the heavens and the earth.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will Curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
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