Upon your shattered ruins whereThis vine will flourish still, as rare,As fresh, as fragrant as of old.Love will not crumble.
Because he attempted to tell (his painting ['The Jewish Cemetery'] that which is outside the reach of art... there are ruins to indicate old age, a stream to signify the course of life, and rocks and precipices to shadow forth its dangers. But how are we to discover all this?john constable
The best of causes ruins as quickly as the worst; and the road to Limbo is paved with writers who have done everything I am being sympathetic, not satiric for the very best reasons.Randall Jarrell
The modern city of Srinagar was [thus] built upon the ruins of the capital cities of several kings, including Pravarasen, Lalitaditya, Jayapida and [[w:Avanti Varman|Avantivarman. Srinagar became the seat of government of the Dogras when Maharaja Gulab Singh became the ruler of Jammu & Kashmir.
Earth cares for her own ruins, naught for ours. Nothing is certain, only the certain spring.
Science has nothing to be ashamed of, even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.jacob bronowski
Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.angela carter
And so among the ruins of our pride, we grow to be loving children of the Most High.william mountford
The apartments of the rich are cabinets of curiosities: a conglomeration of classical antiquity, gothic, renaissance; Louis XIII... Something from every century but our own, a predicament that has arisen in no other period... so that we seem to be subsisting on the ruins of the past, as if the end of the world were near.alfred de musset
What can I say? If I knew in 1934 what I know now, I would have remained in the navy. I didn't know that this was going to happen and I didn't know that Germany was going to lose the war and be in ruins.oswald pohl
The Hindu religion appears ... as a cathedral temple, half in ruins, noble in the mass, often fantastic in detail but always fantastic with a significance crumbling or badly outworn in places, but a cathedral temple in which service is still done to the Unseen and its real presence can be felt by those who enter with the right spirit.sri aurobindo
Notre cœur est un trésor, videz-le d'un coup, vous êtes ruinés. Nous ne pardonnons pas plus à un sentiment de s'être montré tout entier qu'à un homme de ne pas avoir un sou à lui.honoré de balzac
We are living even now among punishments and ruins.wendell berry
Don't use strong drink, pray let me advise, It 's bad for the stomach, and ruins the eyes;john godfrey saxe
All that grave weight of America Cancelled! Like Greece and Rome. The future in ruins!louis simpson
In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cost the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Who knows but that hereafter some traveller like myself will sit down upon the banks of the Seine, the Thames, or the Zuyder Zee, where now, in the tumult of enjoyment, the heart and the eyes are too slow to take in the multitude of sensations? Who knows but he will sit down solitary amid silent ruins, and weep a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name?
I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history.john webster
"I think the climax of the book will be the execution of poor old Edgar Derby," I said. "The irony is so great. A whole city gets burned down, and thousands of people are killed. And then this one American foot soldier is arrested in the ruins for taking a teapot. And he's given a regular trial, and then he's shot by a firing squad."
I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. Thus prudes, by characters o'erthrown, Imagine that they raise their own. Thus Scribblers, covetous of praise, Think slander can transplant the bays.john gay
Bad company ruins good morals.
Beneath me flows the Rhine, and, like the stream of Time, it flows amid the ruins of the Past.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I thought "RV" stood for "Recreational Vehicle." No! It stands for "ruins Vacations."bill engvall
One [film] is based on the Medea myth about a woman who kills her own child -- The Love of ruins . It is almost a technical exercise to see if I can convince an audience or make an audience sympathetic to a woman who kills her own child.Peter Greenaway
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