Night after night the nightingale came to beg for divine love, but though the rose trembled at the sound of his voice, her petals remained closed to him...Flower and bird, two species never meant to mate. Yet at length the rose overcame her fear and from that single, forbidden union was born the red rose that Allah never intended the world to know.
Only another writer, someone who had worked his heart out on a good book which sold three thousand copies, could appreciate the thrill that overcame me one April morning in 1973 when Dean Rivers of our small college in Georgia appeared at my classroom door.james a. michener
He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.james reston
I have dreams, and I have nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.jonas salk
And Arthur and his knighthood for a space Were all one will, and through that strength the King Drew in the petty princedoms under him, Fought, and in twelve great battles overcame The heathen hordes, and made a realm and reigned.
That I may truly say with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome, I came, I saw, and overcame.
He abused me, he struck me, he overcame me, he robbed me' -- in those who do not harbor such thoughts hatred will cease.
I came, I saw, God overcame.
I may justly say, with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome, "I came, saw, and overcame."