As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon, So sophistry, cleaves close to, and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.
Would I describe a preacher, * * * * I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.william cowper
Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.Susan Sontag
Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.Alvin Toffler
There are those who strive to stamp with disreputeThe luscious food, because it feeds the brute;In tropes of high-strain'd wit, while gaudy prigsCompare thy nursling man to pamper'd pigs;With sovereign scorn I treat the vulgar jest,Nor fear to share thy bounties with the beast.joel barlow
For true evangelical faith...cannot lay dormant; but manifests itself in all righteousness and works of love; it...clothes the naked; feeds the hungry; consoles the afflicted; shelters the miserable; aids and consoles all the oppressed; returns good for evil; serves those that injure it; prays for those that persecute it.
The Holy Supper is kept, indeed,In whatso we share with another's need,—Not that which we give, but what we share,—For the gift without the giver is bare;Who bestows himself with his alms feeds three,—Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.james russell lowell
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.winston churchill
During a single week of July 1967, 164 Americans were killed and 2100 were wounded in city riots in the United States. We are truly fighting a two-front war and doing badly in both. Each war feeds on the other and, although the President assures us that we have the resources to win both wars, in fact we are not winning either.j. william fulbright
Dear as the vital warmth that feeds my life; Dear as these eyes, that weep in fondness o’er thee.thomas otway
No pure delight cheers the farmer whose mind is intent on the price he shall get for his crops rather than on the joy there is in tilling them and seeing them grow and ripen: for such an one does not love the land nor his home nor any of the most beautiful and sacred things, but tends to become like the brute that eats and sleeps and dies. His thoughts are with what feeds the animal, and that which nourishes the human is hidden from him.john lancaster spalding
Information is antifragile; it feeds more on attempts to harm it than it does on efforts to promote it.nassim nicholas taleb
Less at thine own things laugh ; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance, Make not thy sport abuses: for the fly That feeds on dung is colored thereby.George Herbert
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.Herman Melville
Bad watch often feeds the wolf.
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.william shakespeare
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion into certainty.
Lost Echo sits amid the voiceless mountains, And feeds her grief.Percy Bysshe Shelley
As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon.william cowper
Pro-capitalist anarchism is, as one might expect, particularly prevalent in the US where it feeds on the strong individualist and libertarian currents that have always been a part of the American political imaginary. To return to the point, however, there are individualist anarchists who are most certainly not anti-capitalist and there are those who may well be.
Shall man alone, for whom all else revives, No resurrection know? Shall man alone, Imperial man! be sown in barren ground, Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds?Edward Young
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
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