The second office of the government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
That which prevents disagreeable flies from feeding on your repast, was once the proud tail of a Splendid bird.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our Splendid failure to do the impossible.
The triumph of the industrial arts will advance the cause of civilization more rapidly than its warmest advocates could have hoped, and contribute to the permanent prosperity and strength of the country far more than the most Splendid victories of successful war .
And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion.Khaled Hosseini
I’m so glad my window looks east into the sun-rising. It’s so Splendid to see the morning coming up over those long hills and glowing through those sharp fir tops. It’s new every morning, and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine.L. M. Montgomery
Oh, she's a Splendid girl.Wonderfully pneumatic.
A casement high and triple-arched there was, All garlanded with carven imag'ries Of fruits, and flowers, and bunches of knot-grass, And diamonded with panes of quaint device, Innumerable of stains and Splendid dyes, As are the tiger-moth's deep-damasked wings.john keats
Full on this casement shone the wintry moon, And threw warm gules on Madeleine's fair breast, As down she knelt for heaven's grace and boon; Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together prest, And on her silver cross soft amethyst, And on her hair a glory like a saint: She seemed a Splendid angel, newly drest, Save wings, for heaven.john keats
To every man of vision the clear Voice speaks; there is no great leadership where there is not a mystic. Nothing Splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance. To choose the sure thing is treason to the soul.bruce fairchild barton
A good many causes tend to make good masters and mistresses quite as rare as good servants.... The large and rapid fortunes by which vulgar and ignorant people become possessed of Splendid houses, splendidly furnished, do not, of course, give them the feelings and manners of gentle folks, or in any way really raise them above the servants they employ, who are quite aware of this fact, and that the possession of wealth is literally the only superiority their employers have over them.fanny kemble
The Bush boom is alive and well. It's finishing up its sixth Splendid year with many more years to come.lawrence kudlow
He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most Splendid eloquence.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
It is better to have a plain, substantial building, with no extravagance about it, but without a debt, than to have the most Splendid specimen of Gothic architecture that is overlaid by a mortgage.william mackergo taylor
Christianity is not a religion for the masses, let alone for all. Cultivated by few and translated into deeds, it is one of the most Splendid blossoms that can grow in the soul of a good man."joseph goebbels
There is not in history a more Splendid and inspiring example of self-control, of self-sacrifice, of courage and of manliness.steve turner
As soon as an opinion becomes common it is sufficient reason for men to abandon it and to uphold the opposite opinion until that in its turn grows old, and they require to distinguish themselves by other things. Thus if they attain their goal in some art or science, we must expect them soon to cast it aside to acquire some fresh fame, and this is partly the reason why the most Splendid ages degenerate so quickly, and, scarcely emerged from barbarism, plunge into it again.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
The people blossoms armies and puts forth The Splendid summer of its noiseless might.
Now when the primrose makes a Splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire, Poor Robin is yet flowerless; but how gay With his red stalks upon this sunny day!william wordsworth
Long-time legal affairs writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis recounts dozens of landmark court cases while eloquently conveying the simple majesty and importance of the First Amendment in this Splendid account, which ought to be required reading in every high school and college.
The Ganges front is the supreme showplace of Banares. Its tall bluffs are solidly caked from water to summit, along a stretch of three miles, with a Splendid jumble of massive and picturesque masonry, a bewildering and beautiful confusion of stone platforms , temples , stair flights, rich and stately palaces...soaring stairways, sculptured temples, majestic palaces, softening away into the distances; and there is movement, motion, human life everywhere, and brilliantly costumed - streaming in rainbows up and down the lofty stairways, and massed in metaphorical gardens on the mile of great platforms at the river's edge.
We hold that the most wonderful and Splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
This work, newly revised and improved by its great Author, will reappear in a Splendid day.
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