Just seehow well shegoverns! She is onlya woman, only the mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, byall!1588 Of Elizabeth I. Quoted in L von Pastor The History of the Popes (edited by Kerr R F,1932), vol.22, p.34.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.john donne
Ernest Bevin had many of the strongest characteristics of the English race. His manliness, his common sense, his rough simplicity, sturdiness and kind heart, easy geniality and generosity, all are qualities which we who live in the southern part of this famous island regard with admiration.Ernest Bevin
The author of Amelia, the most singular genius which their island ever produced, whose works it has long been the fashion to abuse in public and to read in secret.george borrow
The Islamic community today is faced with a new version of an old struggle. My late mother used to say it doesn't matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis island or the Rio Grande. We're all in the same boat now.Speech, September 2004 
the place (Dogtown, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, fh) is forsaken and majestically lovely as if nature had at last formed one spot where she can live for herself alone.. (it) looked like a cross between Easter island and Stonehenge – essentially druidic in it appearance, it gives the feeling that an ancient race might turn up at any moment and renew an ageless rite there.marsden hartley
We may be a small island, but we are not a small people.edward heath
Our aim is to create an island of tranquility in our own country which, amid the joyful hum of arts and crafts, would be welcome to anyone who professes faith in Ruskin and Morris.Declaration in work programme of Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop, 1903)
Naw, that's an old trick I picked up at Benny's shooting gallery on Coney island. And if you don't quit stalling, I'll show you some other tricks I learned in Brooklyn.Who: Lou Spinelli
The island is in Kenya, the water is in Uganda... But the [Luos, a Kenyan ethnic group] are mad, they want to fish here but this is Uganda.yoweri museveni
Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavored to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits, and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind.Section 25b–c
I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney island.thornton wilder
All problems have to be solved eventually by ONESELF, and that's where all your lovely John Donne stuff turns out to be a load of crap because, in the last analysis, A MAN IS AN islandkenneth williams
Look, stranger, on this island now The leaping light for your delight discovers, ?Stand stable here And silent be, That through the channels of the ear May wander like a river The swaying sound of the sea.wystan hugh auden
Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a man's footprint.max beerbohm
The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of our island.william blackstone
I judge property myself by its net earning power; that is the only rule I have been able to get.… This whole island [Manhattan] was once bought for a few strings of beads. But now you will find this property valued by its earning power, by its rent power, and that is the way to value a railroad or telegraph.jay gould
South America had been an island continent, far bigger and far more diverse than Australia, for tens of millions of years before the Isthmus of Panama rose just a couple of million years ago. The resulting flood of North American mammals across the new land bridge corresponds in time with the decimation of the native South American fauna. In fact, most large mammals generally considered distinctly South American... are all recent migrants from North America.stephen jay gould
Now I am not ashamed of my defeat. One murky island with its barking seals Or a parched desert is enough To make us say: yes, oui, si.czesław miłosz
The eighteenth-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant had conjectured that Messier's nebulae were distant "island universes" outside our Milky Way galaxy, but many scientists in the early twentieth century disagreed.john moffat
I look at the side of your face as the sunlight comes Streaming through the window in the autumn sunshine And all the time going to Coney island I'm thinking, Wouldn't it be great if it was like this all the time.van morrison
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance . As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.john archibald wheeler
Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we've hid our faery vats, Full of berries And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.william butler yeats
The island is connected by a series of romantic trains that provide stunning views often inaccessible from roadsForbes, New York, 2006 [ ]
O, it's a snug little island! A right little, tight little island!Thomas Dibdin, The Snug Little Island.
As illustrated on the attached map from Hofstra University, the island nation of Sri Lanka is astride the main maritime trade routes of the Indian Ocean, with fast-growing economic and strategic significance as that area of the world experiences rapid growth. China is making major inroads already in Sri Lanka, but our distinguished visitors wish to make sure that relations with the United States are improved even more strongly.Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal the governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Lalith Weeratuga sending a letter, quoted on Tamil Net, "Colombo bargains China connections in return for US favour", February 2, 2014.
The potential for tourism in Sri Lanka is huge. International arrivals are multiplying year after year, and with all parts of this beautiful island now open to tourists, the country offers incredible opportunities. We look forward to playing a major role in the country's bright future.Glenn de Souza, Vice President of International Operations for Asia & the Middle East, on Sri Lanka's tourism, quoted on Hotel News Resources, "Best Western Identifies Sri Lanka and Bangladesh As Key Growth Markets", January 29, 2014.
They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."This was parodied as "I can see Russia from my house", on "Saturday Night Live", a comedy television show, two days later, by Tina Fey. Fey resembled Palin in appearance, and was portraying Palin, and so the latter quote is often misattributed to Palin.
We must actively engage in regional economic integration, as Taiwan is an island with few natural resources and a relatively small economy. Taiwan had signed very few free-trade agreements in the past. How can we not be in a hurry to catch up?Ma Ying-jeou (2014) cited in: "President seeks support for liberalization policies" in Taipei Times, 2 January 2014.
God of his Infinite goodness (if we will but take notice of his goodness unto this Nation) hath made this Country a very Granary for the supplying of Smiths with Iron, Cole, and Lime made with cole, which hath much supplied these men with Com also of late 5 and from these men a great part, not only of this island, but also of his Majestie's other Kingdoms and Territories, with Iron wares have their supply, and Wood in these parts almost exhausted, although it were of late a mighty woodland country.p. 38 As cited in: ; Cited in: Samuel Smiles (1864) Industrial biography; iron-workers and tool-makers, p. 65