The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them, ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
If you go down in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise. For every Bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because, Today's the day theTeddy Bears have their Picnic.1932 'The Teddy Bears' Picnic' (with James B Kennedy).
The entrepreneur is the person who seeks to identify what consumers, at home or abroad or both, want and would be willing to buy at a profitable price. These entrepreneurs are the job-creators because it is they who gather the men and women, the material, the machinery, and the money to turn the vision of a market into a reality.Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph (1918–1994), British barrister and politician. ‘Introduction’, Self-Help (1859) by Samuel Smiles, from the reprinted edition by Sidgwick & Jackson (1986)
Upon those that step into the same rivers different and different waters flow. They scatter and gather, come together and flow away, approach and depart.c.500 BC Quoted in Kirk, Raven and Schofield (eds) The Presocratic Philosophers (1957), ch.6. Often quoted as 'It is not possible to step into the same river twice', from Plato, Cratylus 402a.
To crave wealth and honor, to demand power, to pile up riches, to gather all those vanities which seem to make for pomp and empty display, that is our furious passion and our unbounded desire.On the other hand, we fear and abhor poverty, obscurity, and humility, and we seek to avoid them by all possible means.john calvin
The Europeans are … making a choice that will inevitably give Europe more geopolitical clout—at the expense of American primacy. … And the impetus will come not just from Europe's new ambition, which will gather slowly, but also from America's domestic politics and its schizophrenic reaction to the rise of Europe.charles a. kupchan
Ah, my brother, it is a far harder thing, and it is afar higher proof of a thorough-going, persistent, Christian principle woven into the very texture of my soul, to go on plodding and patient, never taken by surprise by any small temptation, than to gather into myself the strength which God has given me, and, expecting some great storm to come down upon me, to stand fast, and let it rage. It is a great deal easier to die once for Christ than to live always for Him.alexander maclaren
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss;For master and servant oft changing is loss.Thomas Tusser (1524-1580), ‘Housewifely Admonitions’, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry
The words of the Constitution ... are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.felix frankfurter
If the land was divided among all the inhabitants of a country, so that each of them possessed precisely the quantity necessary for his support, and nothing more; it is evident that all of them being equal, no one would work for another. Neither would any of them possess wherewith to pay another for his labour, for each person having only such a quantity of land as was necessary to produce a subsistence, would consume all he should gather, and would not have any thing to give in exchange for the labour of others.turgot, anne robert jacques, baron de laune
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss; For master and servant oft changing is loss.Thomas Tusser (1524-1580), ‘Housewifely Admonitions’, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), American Science Fiction author. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ch. 3 (1969)
Better that the light cloud should fade away into heaven with the morning breath, than travail through the weary day to gather in darkness, and in storm.Edward Bulwer-Lytton, p. 53. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
We should gather all the good and true principles in the world and treasure them up, or we shall not come out true Mormons.Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 316
All things... appear to be made up and produced by the coming together of these elements, so that they have been distributed by nature among an infinite number of kinds of things. Hence I believed it right to treat of the diversity and practical peculiarities of these things as well as of the qualities which they exhibit in buildings, so that persons who are intending to build may understand them and so make no mistake, but may gather materials which are suitable to use in their buildings.Chapter II, Sec. 2 (Book II)
gather leaves and grasses, Love, to-day; For the Autumn passes Soon away. Chilling winds are blowing. It will soon be snowing.John Henry Boner, "Gather Leaves and Grasses", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
So passeth, in the passing of a day, Of mortal life, the leaf, the bud, the flower; No more doth flourish after first decay, That erst was sought to deck both bed and bower Of many a lady and many a paramour. gather therefore the rose whilst yet in prime, For soon comes age that will her pride deflower. gather the rose of love whilst yet in time, Whilst loving thou mayst loved be with equal crime.Edmund Spenser