Firebugs dragging their gasoline bottles Are approaching the Academy of Arts, with a grin. And so, instead of embracing them, Let us demand the freedom of the elbow To knock the bottles out of their filthy hands. Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat, Provided he loves peace, Is a greater lover of the arts Than any so-called art-lover Who loves the arts of war.
If you be a lover of instruction, you will be well instructed.isocrates
I will go back to the great sweet mother, Mother and lover of men, the sea. I will go down to her, I and no other, Close with her, kiss her and mix her with me.algernon charles swinburne
The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.thomas malory
Individuals of the earlier species had suffered from an almost insurmountable spiritual isolation from one another. Not even lovers, and scarcely even the geniuses with special insight into personality, ever had anything like accurate vision of one another. [T]he most precious gift that a lover could bring to the beloved was not virginity but sexual experience. The union, it was felt, was the more pregnant the more each party could contribute from previous sexual and spiritual intimacy with others.Olaf Stapledon
I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother I was oppressed and broken-hearted, with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity — because as a lover of my country I trembled at the coming day of wrath.It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed — who cannot speak for themselves.harriet beecher stowe
Give me a lover bold and free, Not eunuched with formality.John Cleveland
There is no fury like an ex-wife looking for a new lover.1944 The Unquiet Grave, pt.1.
Over this damp grave I speak the words of my love; I, with no rights in this matter, Neither father nor lover.will rogers
Sir Henry Wotton?was also a most dear lover, and a frequent practiser of the art of angling; of which he would say,'it was anemployment forhisidletime?a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness; and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.'Izaak Walton
Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.Because your lover threw wild hands toward the skyAnd the affrighted steed ran on alone,Do not weep.War is kind.Stephen Crane
Religion exalts mystery as an unknowable secret that must be sealed in glass like the corpse of an enchanted princess and fearfully worshipped from afar. Initiation, on the other hand, requires direct participation and demands each of us to smash the casket and press mad lips to mystery, wooing her as a lover who will offer up her treasurers in a succession of sweet surrenders. This she will do, but only in exact ratio to our evolving ability and worthiness to receive them.lon milo duquette
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves.... He must have the passion of a lover.arthur symons
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.gaston bachelard
Somehow, women’s romance novels are not titled He Stopped When I Said “No”. They are, though, titled Sweet Savage Love, in which the woman rejects the hand of her gentler lover who saves her from the rapist and marries the man who repeatedly and savagely rapes her. It is this “marry the rapist” theme that not only turned Sweet Savage Love into a best-seller but also into one of women’s most enduring romance novels.warren farrell
Take courage, lover! Could you endure such pain At any hand but hers?robert graves
A few things for themselves, Florida , venereal soil, Disclose to the lover.wallace stevens
Good even, good fair moon, good even to thee. I prithee, dear moon, now show to me the form and the features, the speech and degree, of the man that true lover of mine shall be.walter scott
And in this unity into which I was taken and where I was enlightened,File:Kamas3.jpgWe were one without distinction...just as a beloved may receive her lover in the full pleasure of seeing and hearing, with the one becoming one with the otherI understood this Being and knew it more clearly than, by speech, reason, or sight, one can know anything that is knowable on earthLetter XVII (Letters)
And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned to lover.Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Flower in a Letter.
And the wind, full of wantonness, wooes like a lover The young aspen-trees till they tremble all over.thomas moore
'Tis true no lover has that pow'r T' enforce a desperate amour, As he that has two strings t' his bow, And burns for love and money too.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part III (1678), Canto I, line 1. Churchill, The Ghost, Book IV.
How happy the lover, how easy his chain, how pleasing his pain. How sweet to discover, he sighs not in vain.john dryden
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