Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
I can never acknowledge the right of slavery. I will bow down to no deity however worshipped by professing Christians — however dignified by the name of the Goddess of Liberty, whose footstool is the crushed necks of the groaning millions, and who rejoices in the resoundings of the tyrant’s lash, and the cries of his tortured victims.thaddeus stevens
With white tails smoking free,Long streaming manes, and arching necks, they showTheir kinship to their sisters of the sea –And forward hurl their thunderbolts of snow.Still out of hardships bred,Spirits of power and beauty and delightHave ever on such frugal pastures fedAnd loved to course with tempests through the night.roy campbell
I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.steve martin
What has poster'ty done for us,That we, lest they their rights should lose,Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?john trumbull
Everyone goes to the 'Grands-Boulevards' (in Paris, ed.) and let himself loose… …Do not picture these in costume, they are not for the most part… …perhaps a clown with a big nose, or two girls with bare necks and short skirts… …the parade of the queens of the halls (markets) is also one of the events… …Some are pretty but look awkward in their silk dresses and crowns, particularly as the broad sun displays their defects – perhaps a neck too thin or a painted face which shows ghastley white in the sunlight.Edward Hopper
A lotta Christians wear crosses 'round their necks; do you think if Jesus comes back he ever wants to see another cross?bill hicks
What has poster'ty done for us, That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?john trumbull
They who would be great in our little government seem as ridiculous to me as schoolboys who?climb a crab- tree, venturing their necks for fruit which solid pigs would disdain if they were not starving.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
On land you saw how the pride of Captain Pedel was so much humbled that he with his men, who are as foolish as himself, could not even bear the look of my men; and how, on the mere sight of my warriors, they threw down their arms and willingly awaited their well-deserved punishment with outstretched necks. Are these not sufficient proofs of your incompetency and inability to resist my forces?koxinga
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