ImWesten nichts Neues. All Quiet on the Western Front.Erich Maria Remarque: 1929 Title of novel.
Bien choisir son moment et se taire, serait-ce le seul moyen d'avoir e" tre et habitat? To carefully choose one'smoment and keep quiet, isthis the only way one can be and live?Samuel Beckett: 1958 Nouvelles et textes pour rien.
The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.SirJohn Richard Hicks: 1935 Econometrica,'The Theory of Monopoly'.
The quiet man is here to stay, and he's turning up the volume!2003 At the Conservative Party Conference, Oct.
Self-respectcomes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments in quiet places when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing theAlfred Whitney Griswold: Soviet politician, notorious for his austere and humourless demeanour. As Foreign Minister (1957-85) he influenced Soviet relations with theWest during the ColdWar. President in 1985, he was replaced by Gorbachev.
Noble men in the quiet of morning hear Indians singing the continent's violent requiem.william dunbar: 1960 The Opening of the Field,'A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar'.
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage, And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.Sir Walter Raleigh: 1604 The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage.
Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.Bible (NewTestament): 1231 Thessalonians 4:11.
Here, where the world is quiet, Here, where all trouble seems Dead winds'and spent waves'riot In doubtful dreams of dreams.algernon charles swinburne: 1866 Poems and Ballads,'The Garden of Proserpine'.
I shall be very careful to preserve and maintain the Act of Toleration, and to set the minds of all my people at quiet; my own principles must always keep me entirely firm to the interests and religion of the Church of England, and will incline me to countenance those who have the truest zeal to support it.anne of great britain: Speech from the Throne (25 May 1702), from Cobbett's parliamentary history of England. Volume VI (London: R. Bagshaw, 1810), p. 1671.
Truth be told, having two passports in Japan is not necessarily a problem. If one lived a quiet life, one could conceivably keep renewing a non-Japanese passport ad infinitum. The USG permits dual citizenship and doesn't go out of its way to tell other governments about the nationalities of their citizens. However, as you know, I don't live a quiet life.debito arudou: "How to Lose Your American Passport", Debito.org (2003-01-10)
Of all the kindes of common countrey life,Methinkes a shepheards life is most content;His state is quiet peace, devoyd of strife;His thoughts are pure from all impure intent,His pleasures rate sits at an easie rent;He beares no mallice in his harmles hart,Malicious meaning hath in him no part.He is not troubled with th' afflicted minde,His cares are onely over silly sheepe;He is not unto jealozie inclinde,(Thrice happie man) he knowes not how to weepe;Whilst I the treble in deepe sorrowes keepe.I cannot keepe the meane; for why (alas)Griefes have no meane, though I for meane doe passe.richard barnfield: The Shepheard's Content, or the Happines of a Harmles Life.
All quiet along the Potomac to-night,No sound save the rush of the river,While soft falls the dew on the face of the dead—The picket ’s off duty forever.ethel lynn beers: "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight" (first published in Harper's Weekly on November 30, 1861 under the title The Picket Guard).
I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.You may bury my body in Sussex grass,You may bury my tongue at Champmédy.I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass.Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.stephen vincent benét: "American Names" (1931)
World Encyclopaedia. -- Behind these lies another prospect of greater and more permanent importance; that of an attempt at a comprehensive and continually revised presentation of the whole of science in its social context, an idea most persuasively put forward by H. G. Wells in his appeal for a World Encyclopaedia of which he has already given us a foretaste in his celebrated outlines. The encyclopaedic movement was a great rallying point of the liberal revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The real encyclopaedia should not be what the Encyclopaedia Britannica has degenerated into, a mere mass of unrelated knowledge sold by high-pressure salesmanship, but a coherent expression of the living and changing body of thought; it should sum up what is for the moment the spirit of the age...The original French Encyclopaedia which did attempt these things was, however, made in the period of relative quiet when the forces of liberation were gathering ready to break their bonds. We have already entered the second period of revolutionary struggle and the quiet thought necessary to make such an effort will not be easy to find, but some effort is worth making because the combined assault on science and humanity by the forces of barbarism has against it, as yet, no general and coherent statement on the part of those who believe in democracy and the need for the people of the world to take over the active control of production and administration for their own safety and welfare.john desmond bernal: p. 306-307. Chapter SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION. The Function of Scientific Publication. See also World Brain
All is quiet on New Year's Daybono: "New Year's Day"
As fish in the water love deep places and wells and are most frequently found there, so wicked men have a great love to carnal security and have no will to strive against the stream. Fish love deep places best where there is least noise. Oh, how careful are natural men to keep all quiet, that there may be nothing to disturb them in their rest in sin! They love to be secure which is their destruction. O my soul, beware of carnal security, of being secure, though plunged over head and ears in sin.thomas boston: The Art of Manfishing, First published 1699.
"There is nothing," says a correspondent of the New York Times, "which the business world discards as unpractical and useless so much as the quiet, thinking scholar. But this is the man who makes revolutions. Politicians are mere puppets in the hands of men of thought.christian nestell bovee: p. 84. (Volume I)
All I want to do is play baseball and make a better life for my kid than I had, that's it," Bradley said to a quiet clubhouse. "I love all you guys. ... I'm strong, but I'm not that strong.milton bradley: Richard Durrett (June 12, 2008). "Texas Rangers' Bradley gets emotional over TV comments". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 2009-01-04.
My walk home was lengthened by a diversion in the direction of the kirk. When beneath its walls, I perceived decay had made progress, even in seven months - many a window showed black gaps deprived of glass; and slates jutted off, here and there, beyond the right line of the roof, to be gradually worked off in coming autumn storms.I sought, and soon discovered, the three head-stones on the slope next the moor - the middle one, gray, and half buried in heath - Edgar Linton's only harmonized by the turf and moss, creeping up its foot - Heathcliff's still bare.I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.emily brontë: Mr. Lockwood (Ch. XXXIV). (Closing lines)
The upper classes really shouldn't open their mouths on television. Whatever it is they're saying, all your brain actually hears is "Tra la la, I live in a bubble, tra la la, murder a fox, tra la la, Conde Nast Traveller, tra la la, Kensington High Street, tra la la." They should know their place and keep quiet.charlie brooker: On Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine in What Not to Wear
There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood.edward bulwer-lytton: Kenelm Chillingly; His Adventures and Opinions (1873).
Now was the quiet, fierce solitude of the primeval forest broken by new, strange cries. No longer was there safety for bird or beast. Man had come.Other animals passed up and down the jungle by day and by night — fierce, cruel beasts — but their weaker neighbors only fled from their immediate vicinity to return again when the danger was past.With man it is different. When he comes many of the larger animals instinctively leave the district entirely, seldom if ever to return; and thus it has always been with the great anthropoids. They flee man as man flees a pestilence.Edgar Rice Burroughs: Ch. 12 : Man's Reason
What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience? A quiet mind cureth all them, but all they cannot comfort a distressed soul: who can put to silence the voice of desperation?robert burton: Section 4, member 2, subsection 4, Symptoms of Despair, Fear, Sorrow, Suspicion, Anxiety, Horror of Conscience, Fearful Dreams and Visions.
It's a place with a history, the neighbors are quiet, and my rent is cheap—though less so than it was before the demon thrashed my place.jim butcher: Harry Dresden, Chapter 7