Soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise.Philip Massinger: 1623 The Duke of Milan, act1, sc.2.
Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!Alexander Pope: 1733 An Essay on Man, epistle 2, l.15-18.
Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthyand wealthyand dead.James Grover Thurber: 1939 'The Shrike and the Chipmunks', in the NewYorker,18 Feb.
One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.Wilson of Rievaulx, (James) Harold Wilson, Baron: 1970 In the Observer,11 Jan.
Seldom is it given to one generation to have such an opportunity to rise again, but now before you is that opportunity in televisiona larger, richer, broader opportunity than ever existed in radio.David Sarnoff: c.1948 Speech to NBC station affiliates. Recalled on his death, 12 Dec1971.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.Bible (NewTestament): St John 5:8.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fairone, and come away.For lo, thewinter ispast, the rain is over and gone.Bible (Old Testament): Song of Solomon 2:10-11.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.edward abbey: Preface (dated June 1987) for 1988 reprint of Desert Solitaire
This is the most magnificent movement of all! There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire. The people should never rise without doing something to be remembered — something notable and striking. This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important consequences, and so lasting, that I can't but consider it as an epocha in history!john adams: On the Boston Tea Party (17 December 1773)
Early to Bed and Early to Rise is a Bad Rule for any one who wishes to become acquainted with our most Prominent and Influential People.George Ade: True Bills (1904)
I pray the gods will give me some reliefAnd end this weary job. One long full yearI've been lying here, on this rooftop,The palace of the sons of Atreus,Resting on my arms, just like a dog.I've come to know the night sky, every star,The powers we see glittering in the sky,Bringing winter and summer to us all,As the constellations rise and sink.Aeschylus: l. 1
The reason it's on the rise is because probably the boom times are getting even more boomer.bertie ahern: commenting on rising inflation in the Irish economy. Economic growth shows little sign of letting up – The Irish Times newspaper article, 14 July, 2006.
You think your temper is the worst in the world, but mine used to be just like it. ... I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it. I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it. ... I've learned to check the hasty words that rise to my lips, and when I feel that they mean to break out against my will, I just go away for a minute, and give myself a little shake for being so weak and wicked.Louisa May Alcott: Marmee March to Jo, in Ch. 8 : Jo Meets Apollyon
For every struggle that Joe survived,For every dispute he endured, to rise,Joe will go down in historyas a model for champions to come.While Frazier was a man of few words,Ali was a world of mouth,but he found his place in history.Now his heart can express him well.Joe Frazier was a silent warrior,whom Ali silently admired.One could not rise without the other.muhammad ali: "The Silent Warrior", p. 114
We sometimes live to three hundred years, but when we cease to exist here we only become the foam on the surface of the water, and we have not even a grave down here of those we love. We have not immortal souls,because Estelle is a star and we shall never live again; but, like the green sea-weed, when once it has been cut off, we can never flourish more. Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. As we rise out of the water, and behold all the land of the earth, so do they rise to unknown and glorious regions which we shall never see.hans christian andersen: The Little Mermaid
I like the description ‘physical art’. I think maybe art emerged when man first began to distinguish himself from nature. Art is part of himself, which he returns perhaps as an homage to the nature which he left. Of course, he never left nature. The rise of consciousness, perhaps.. ..The main thing we believe, that separated us from not only animals but from the stones, is the fact that we are not stones, that we are not dogs. Now that is an assumption, perhaps it’s a false assumption. But anyway, somehow I think one of the greatest functions of art is that man can feed back to his own consciousness through the knowledge that he is not a stone or not a dog. (December 1969, talking with audience)carl andre: p. 12 (Artists talks 1969 – 1977)
The genius of the corporation as a business form, and the reason for its remarkable rise over the last three centuries , was - and is - its capacity to combine the capital, and thus the economic power, of unlimited numbers of people.joel bakan: Chapter 1, The Corporation's Rise To Dominance, p. 8
Man has only the rights he can defend. Our most basic right is life. It's enshrined not only in our Constitution, but in the charter of the United Nations. The prohibition against taking a life is found in our most ancient texts and in the statutes of every nation. Every murder, whether in Brooklyn, Santiago, Rwanda or Kosovo, demands punishment by whatever legal means possible. Otherwise, the right to life is just an empty promise. The law against murder applies to all. No matter the perpetrator, the victim, or the country where the murder is committed. It is the one moral law that recognizes no national, racial or religious boundaries. It can tolerate no exception. There is one law. One law. And when that law is broken it is the duty of every officer of any court to rise in defense of that law, and bring their full power and diligence to bear against the law breaker. Because Man has only those rights he can defend. Only those rights.rene balcer: Spoken by Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in the Law & Order episode Vaya Con Dios: On Justice.
Apparently the rise of consciousness is linked to certain kinds of privation. It is the bitterness of self-consciousness that we knowers know best. Critical of the illusions that sustained mankind in earlier times, this self-consciousness of ours does little to sustain us now. The question is: which is disenchanted, the world itself or the consciousness we have of it?Saul Bellow: "A Matter of the Soul" (1975), pp. 75-76
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)
I am so superstitious that if I had arrived when there was no sunshine I should have been wretched and most anxious until after my first performance. It is a perfect torture to be superstitious to this degree, and, unfortunately for me, I am ten times more so now than I was in those days, for besides the superstitions of my own country, I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me. I cannot walk a single step or make any movement or gesture, sit down, go out, look at the sky or ground, without feeling some reason for hope or despair, until at last, exasperated by the trammels put upon my actions by my thought, I defy all superstitions and just act as I want to act.sarah bernhardt: Ch. 33 (My Double Life (1907))
Jefferson refused to pin his hopes on the occasional success of honest and unambitious men; on the contrary, the great danger was that philosophers would be lulled into complacence by the accidental rise of a Franklin or a Washington. Any government which made the welfare of men depend on the character of their governors was an illusion.daniel j. boorstin: Ch. 4, Part 1: Natural History and Political Science, p. 178
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;The eternal years of God are hers;But Error, wounded, writhes with pain,And dies among his worshippers.william cullen bryant: The Battlefield (1839), st. 9.
The right to discuss freely and openly, by speech, by the pen, by the press, all political questions, and to examine and animadvert upon all political institutions, is a right so clear and certain, so interwoven with our other liberties, so necessary, in fact to their existence, that without it we must fall at once into depression or anarchy. To say that he who holds unpopular opinions must hold them at the peril of his life, and that, if he expresses them in public, he has only himself to blame if they who disagree with him should rise and put him to death, is to strike at all rights, all liberties, all protection of the laws, and to justify and extenuate all crimes.william cullen bryant: Editorial written in remembrance of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist, who was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois during their attack on his warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials.
When we rise out of [the night] into the new life and there begin to receive the signs, what can we know of that which — of him who gives them to us? Only what we experience from time to time from the signs themselves. If we name the speaker of this speech God, then it is always the God of a moment, a moment God.Martin Buber: Between Man and Man (1965), p.15