To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.thomas campbell
The aggressive Edwardian prosperity that lends so comfortable a background to Elgar's finales is now as strange to us as the England that produced Greensleeves and The Woodes so wilde. Stranger, in fact, and less sympathetic. In consequence much of Elgar's music, through no fault of its own, has for the present generation an almost intolerable air of smugness, self-assurance and autocratic benevolence.edward elgar
Is the Church fulfilling a purely religious role when by its silence or friendly relationships it lends legitimacy to dictatorial and oppressive government?gustavo gutierrez
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.william hazlitt
'T is distance lends enchantment to the view,And robes the mountain in its azure hue.thomas campbell
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain [and] the noise of battle. [It] has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.john cheever
It is better to be opposed by an enemy than to be adrift in meaninglessness, for the simulacrum of an enemy lends purpose to actions whose nihilism would otherwise be self-evident.anthony daniels
Faith loves to lean on time's destroying arm, And age, like distance, lends a double charm.
Dream on! Though Heaven may woo our open eyes, Through their closed lids we look on fairer skies; Truth is for other worlds, and hope for this; The cheating future lends the present's bliss; Life is a running shade, with fettered hands, That chases phantoms over shifting sands; Death a still spectre on a marble seat, With ever clutching palms and shackled feet; The airy shapes that mock life's slender chain, The flying joys he strives to clasp in vain, Death only grasps; to live is to pursue, Dream on! there 's nothing but illusion true!
Our conviction that the world is meaningless is due in part to the fact (discussed in a later paragraph) that the philosophy of meaningless lends itself very effectively to furthering the ends of political and erotic passion; in part to a genuine intellectual error - the error of identifying the world of science, a world from which all meaning has deliberately been excluded, with ultimate reality.aldous huxley
Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.Arthur Miller
'T is distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.thomas campbell
Paris somehow lends itself to conceptual new ideas. I don't know why it is. There is a certain magic to that city.
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.Alexander Pope
Live, as it were, on trust. All that is in you, all that you are, is only loaned to you; make use of it according to the will of Him who lends it; but never regard it for a moment as your own.
Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven.Robert Browning
At summer eve, when Heaven's ethereal bow Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below, Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye, Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near? 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.thomas campbell
O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, ’t were all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch’d, But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use.
Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul lends the tongue vows.william shakespeare
Many a bard's untimely death lends unto his verses breath; Here's a song was never sung: Growing old is dying young.edna st. vincent millay