A man who is free is like a mangy sheep in a herd. He will contaminate my entire kingdom and ruin my work.
As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon, So sophistry, cleaves close to, and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.william cowper
Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from th'ethereal sky With hideous ruin and combustion down To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire.john milton
I'm gazing at church and palace, ruin and column, Like a serious man making sensible use of a journey, But soon it will happen, and all will be one vast temple, Love's temple, receiving its new initiate. Though you're a whole world, Rome, still, without Love, The world isn't the world, and Rome can't be Rome.
Some ill-designing people had turned his brain, and carried him to the eastern part of the Mughal Empire, which would be the cause of much trouble and ruin to our authority.
A ruinyet what ruin! from its mass Walls, palaces, half-cities, have been reared.Rochdale
A long period of distress and anarchy, in which empire, and arts, and riches, had migrated from the banks of the Tiber, was incapable of restoring or adorning the city; and, as all that is human must retrograde if it do not advance, every successive age must have hastened the ruin of the works of antiquity.Edward Gibbon
"Stay away from philosophy, kids: it will ruin your mind."rex murphy
Dyspepsy is the ruin of most things: empires, expeditions, and everything else.thomas de quincey
How widely its agencies vary, To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless, As even its minted coins express, Now stamped with the image of Good Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary.thomas hood
This mercy will be your ruin; you will be at the bridge across which the Spaniards will enter this land.william the silent
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Should the whole frame of Nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears creates.hannah more
I really didn't dare to send it across the Atlantic the whales are so inconsiderate. They'd have been sure to want to borrow it to show to the little whales, quite forgetting that the salt water would be sure to ruin it.
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.Edward Young
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.Miguel de Cervantes
The only true test of loyalty is fidelity in the face of ruin and despair.Eric felten
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