The private ownership of great art, its seclusion from the general view of men and women, let alone from that of interested amateurs and scholars, is a curious business. The literal disappearance of a Turner or a Van Gogh into some Middle Eastern or Latin-American bank vault to be kept as investment and collateral, the sardonic decision of a Greek shipping tycoon to put an incomparable El Greco on his yacht, where it hangs at persistent risk — these are phenomena that verge on vandalism.
Over a half-century has passed since the hell of the Holocaust, but its spectre still hangs over the world and doesn’t allow us to forget.irena sendler
O columbine, open your folded wrapper, Where two twin turtle-doves dwell! O cuckoopint, toll me the purple clapper That hangs in your clear green bell!jean ingelow
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.Willa Sibert Cather
No radiant pearl, which crested Fortune wears, No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars which Night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows Down Virtue's manly cheek for others' woes.erasmus darwin
Chaste as the icicle That's curded by the frost from purest snow And hangs on Dian's temple.william shakespeare
Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!
The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute onTara's walls As if that soul were fled.thomas moore
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great: With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast; In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too much.Alexander Pope
The new moon hangs like an ivory bugle In the naked frosty blue.
Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades: shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers, a monster watch; and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.Daniel Webster
Generally nature hangs out a sign of simplicity in the face of a fool.thomas fuller
Is it so big a mystery what god and man and world are? No! but nobody knows how to solve it so the mystery hangs on.
I cannot say that I am in the slightest degree impressed by your bigness, or your material resources, as such. Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation. The great issue, about which hangs true sublimity, and the terror of overhanging fate, is what are you going to do with all these things?thomas henry huxley
Brother, thy tail hangs down behind! This is the way of the Monkey-kind!rudyard kipling
See how the mountain goat hangs from the summit of the cliff; you would expect it to fall; it is merely showing its contempt for the dogs.
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.william shakespeare
The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength.Robert Browning
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night, like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!william shakespeare
Lady, by one light only We look from Alfred's eyes, We know he saw athwart the wreck The sign that hangs about your neck, Where One more than Melchizedek Is dead and never dies.
Death hangs over thee: whilst yet thou livest, whilst thou mayest, be good.
Thereby hangs a tale.
Welcome, dear Goldenrod, once more, Thou mimic, flowering elm! I always think that Summer's store hangs from thy laden stem.Horace scudder