Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor.
Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish ; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion , A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain , or blue promontory With trees upon 't, that nod unto the world , And Mock our eyes with air : thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.william shakespeare
Away, and Mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth know.william shakespeare
Mock mockers after that That would not lift a hand maybe To help good, wise or great To bar that foul storm out, for we Traffic in mockery.William Butler Yeats
"Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with," the Mock Turtle replied, "and the different branches of Arithmetic, Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."Lewis Carroll
No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or Mock. PalmerstonGrace ne e Goodside Paley
"I do have a residual belief that, if at all possible, you should try not to Mock the weak"ian hislop
Those of you who speak only English, applaud [audience applause]. Those of you who speak only Spanish, applaud [audience applause]. [In Mock incredulity] Then how do you know what I just said?gloria estefan
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!
For better or worse, we are the Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit. Millions of people toil in the shadow of the law we make, and much of their livelihood is made possible by the existence of intellectual property rights. But much of their livelihood - and much of the vibrancy of our culture - also depends on the existence of other intangible rights: The right to draw ideas from a rich and varied public domain, and the right to Mock, for profit as well as fun, the cultural icons of our time.alex kozinski
It may be expecting too much to expect most intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to Mock or shock.thomas sowell
Dark eyes are dearer far Than those that Mock the hyacinthine bell.
In the hollow tree, in the old gray tower, The spectral Owl doth dwell; Dull, hated, despised, in the sunshine hour, But at dusk he's abroad and well! Not a bird of the forest e'er mates with him All Mock him outright, by day: But at night, when the woods grow still and dim, The boldest will shrink away! O, when the night falls, and roosts the fowl, Then, then, is the reign of the Horned Owl!
Whatever we are directed to pray for, we are also exhorted to work for; we are not permitted to Mock Jehovah, asking that of Him which we deem not worth our pains to acquire.
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster which doth Mock The meat it feeds on.william shakespeare
I have often come across convinced adepts of Greek mythology who Mock our faith under the pretext that we do not say anything else to those whom we instruct in divine things, but merely command them to believe. They accuse the apostles of ignorance, labelling them barbarians, because they do not have the subtlety of eloquence; and they say that the cult of martyrs is ridiculous, considering it completely absurd for the living to seek assistance from the dead.
2 Kalki 23:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 23:53, 25 December 2005 (UTC) with a lean toward 3. 3 InvisibleSun 16:14, 25 December 2007 (UTC) 2 Zarbon 20:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC) Let not Ambition Mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. ~ Thomas Gray (born December 26, 1716)
Stay away from those who "meddle with" or Mock the Quran.
Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together Thoughts so all unlike each other; To mutter and Mock a broken charm, To dally with wrong that does no harm.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thus we play the fools with the time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds, and Mock us.