Too late I staid, forgive the crime, Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of Time That only treads on flow'rs! What eye with clear account remarks The ebbing of his glass, When all its sands are diamond sparks That dazzle as they pass? Ah! who to sober measurement Time's happy swiftness brings, When birds of Paradise have lent Their plumage for his wings?
A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability.simón bolívar
Philosophy gets on my nerves. If we analyze the ultimate ground of everything, then everything finally falls into nothingness. But I have decided to resume my lectures again and look the Hydra of doubt straight into the eye, and it be quite ominous if one values one's life.ludwig boltzmann
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.william cullen bryant
No command of art, No toil, can help you hear; Earth's minstrelsy falls clear But on the listening heart.
History, like beauty, depends largely on the beholder, so when you read that, for example, David Livingstone discovered the Victoria falls, you might be forgiven for thinking that there was nobody around the falls until Livingstone arrived on the scene.desmond tutu
Some men a forward motion love, But I by backward steps would move, And when this dust falls to the urn In that state I came, return.Henry Vaughan
I’m sympathetic to the decent and hapless footsoldier into whose lap falls the unenviable duty of carrying out fubar policies.rene balcer
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.Sigmund Freud
When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls the World.lord byron
The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken twelve.william shakespeare
When a pony does a good deed, he gets a horn and he becomes a unicorn and poops out cotton candy until he forgets he’s magical and then his horn falls off. Black unicorns become zebras.
But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts forever.Robert Burns
Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armoured cars.Tama Janowitz
Many a man who falls in love with a dimple make the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
When the head is sick, the whole body is sick. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1117)Who falls short in the head must be long in the heels.
The older child who has lost or broken some valuable thing will be found when his parents return, not run away, not willing to confess, but in a deep sleep The thief whose case is being tried falls asleepMargaret Mead
The little sister of the Poor * * * * The Poor, and their concerns, she has Monopolized, because of which It falls to me to labor as A Little Brother of the Rich.
E'en like the passage of an angel's tear That falls through the clear ether silently.john keats
When I behold what pleasure is Pursuit, What life, what glorious eagerness it is, Then mark how full Possession falls from this, How fairer seems the blossom than the fruit, I am perplext, and often stricken mute, Wondering which attained the higher bliss, The wing'd insect, or the chrysalis It thrust aside with unreluctant foot.thomas bailey aldrich
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.thomas fuller
And he that will go to bed sober, falls with the leaf still in October.Dario Fo