The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient;the hard rock is happier still, it feels nothing:there is no pain as great as being alive,no burden heavier than that of conscious life.
Surely, God could have caused birds to fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle.Galileo Galilei
My punishment is far heavier, I forgive you, and set you free.Attributed in: R. Scott Peoples (2007) Crusade of Kings. p. 13
To die for the racists is lighter than a feather, but to die for the people is heavier than any mountain and deeper than any sea.huey p. newton
That body is heavier than another which, in an equal bulk, moves downward quicker.Aristotle
The nervous strain was far heavier in the case of our men who carried out the executions than in that of their victims. From the psychological point of view they had a terrible time.paul blobel
Memory is often the attribute of stupidity ; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.françois-rené de chateaubriand
It is better; heavier, crueler. The mouth you wear for hell.jean-paul sartre
The barren island dreams in flowers, while blow The south winds, drawing haze o'er sea and land; Yet the great heart of ocean, throbbing slow, Makes the frail blossoms vibrate where they stand; And hints of heavier pulses soon to shake Its mighty breast when summer is no more, And devastating waves sweep on and break, And clasp with girdle white the iron shore.celia thaxter
During these four years the arms race has exacerbated the threat to peace, heightening the anxieties of peoples and imposing heavier burdens on each nation at the expense of its economic and social development.Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan. The Second Special Session on Disarmament met June 7 to July 9, 1982. Quoted in Disarmament or Delusion?, Awake! magazine, January 8, 1983.
The vengeance of the gospel is heavier than the vengeance of the law.Author unidentified, p. 289. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The Crown was always an unequal match for the subjects: but if the weight of costs were thrown into the scale, this would become such an addition as would make its prosecutions heavier than they would be able to bear.Parker, C.J., Reg. v. Ballivos, &c. de Bewdley (1712), 1 P. Wms. 226.
That body is heavier than another which, in an equal bulk, moves downward quicker.IV. 1. as quoted by Florian Cajori (1899).
There is no remedy for time misspent; No healing for the waste of idleness, Whose very languor is a punishment heavier than active souls can feel or guess.Sir Aubrey de Vere, A Song of Faith, Devout Exercises, and Sonnets.
The shadow of a dove Falls on the cote, the trees are filled with wings; And down the valley through the crying trees The body of the darker storm flies; brings With its new air the breath of sunken seas And slender tenuous thunder . . . But I wait . . . Wait for the mists and for the blacker rain heavier winds that stir the veil of fate, Happier winds that pile her hair; Again They tear me, teach me, strew the heavy air Upon me, winds that I know, and storm.F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise, Scribner: 1920.
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