Nothing embitters my old age [like] the circulation of absurd stories that I retire as civilization advances, that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now even when old, I seek to retire beyond the second Alleganies.
shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.In Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862), Henry Southgate (ed.), Griffin, Bohn, and Co. (London), p. 340.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. 'Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!'1871Through the Looking-Glass, ch.1,'Looking-Glass House'.
Pleasures of worse natures Are gladly entertained, and they that shun us Practice in private sports the stews would blush at.Philip Massinger
From the sweet thoughts of home And from all hope I was forever hurled. For me — farthest from earthiy port to roam Was best, could I but shun the spot where man might come.william wordsworth
Perhaps the author cited is one of those, who, shunning the practice of the world, have taught the world to shun return! whose poetry is too finely spun, whose philosophy is too and mystified for popular demand: perhaps we have experienced feeling which Mr. Wordsworth alludes to, in a poem worthy of simplicity and loneliness of the sentiment "Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure; Sighed to think I read a book Only read perhaps by me! "samuel laman blanchard
When panting sighs the bosom fill, And hands by chance united thrill At once with one delicious pain The pulses and the nerves of twain; When eyes that erst could meet with ease, Do seek, yet, seeking, shyly shun Ecstatic conscious unison, The sure beginnings, say, be these Prelusive to the strain of love Which angels sing in heaven above?arthur hugh clough
I live in the crowd of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.samuel johnson
No living man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.homer
When you have decided that a thing ought to be done, and are doing it, never shun being seen doing it, even though the multitude should be likely to judge the matter amiss. For if you are not acting rightly, shun the act itself; if rightly, however, why fear misplaced censure?Epictetus, Golden Sayings of Epictetus, 172, as translated by Hastings Crossley
Against their wills what numbers ruin shun, Purely through want of wit to be undone! Nature has shown by making it so rare, That wit's a jewel which we need not wear.Edward Young
Timely advis'd, the coming evil shun: Better not do the deed, than weep it done.Matthew Prior
The tulip is a courtly quean, Whom, therefore, I will shun.thomas hood
The dews of the evening most carefully shun; Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Advice to a Lady in Autumn.
The state protects Islam ; it implements its Shari'ah; it orders people to do right and shun evil; it fulfills the duty regarding God's call.Article 23 [Islam], . to do right and shun evil is a variant of w:Enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong[Quran 9:71 (Shakir)]. The wording is different due to translation.
I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.samuel johnson
We push time from us, and we wish him back; * * * * * * Life we think long and short; death seek and shun.Edward Young
This restless world Is full of chances, which by habit's power To learn to bear is easier than to shun.john armstrong
Eschew the monumental. shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.ernest hemingway
shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.seneca the younger
shun advice at any price - that's what I call good advice.piet hein
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