The second office of the government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
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 .
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.
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
God! I will pack, and take a train, And get me to England once again! For England's the one land,I know, Where men with Splendid Hearts may go.
Sky what a scowl of cloud Till, near and far, Ray on ray split the shroud: Splendid, a star!Robert Browning
A ship, an isle, a sickle moon With few but with how Splendid stars The mirrors of the sea are strewn Between their silver bars!james elroy flecker
The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a Splendid and a happy land.Oliver Goldsmith
Amin is a Splendid man by any standards and is held in great respect and affection by his British colleagues. … He is tough and fearless and in the judgment of everybody … completely reliable. Against this he is not very bright and will probably find difficulty in dealing with the administrative side of command.
It's really Splendid, my dear. Are you going to bring it into town?fenella fielding
The retinue of a grandee in China or Indostan accordingly is, by all accounts, much more numerous and Splendid than that of the richest subjects of Europe.Adam Smith
Will ye believeThe wonders of the ocean? how its shoalsSprang from the wave, like flashing light; .. took wing,And, twinkling with a silver glitterance,Flew through the air and sunshine? yet were theyTo sight less wondrous than the tribe who swam,Following like fowlers, with uplifted eye,Their falling quarry: .. language cannot paintTheir Splendid tints! though in blue ocean seen,Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,In all its rich variety of shades,Suffus'd with glowing gold.Robert Southey
My mother and father are the only people on the whole planet for whom I will never begrudge a thing. Should I achieve great things, it is the work of their hands; they are Splendid people and their absolute love of their children places them above the highest praise. It cloaks all of their shortcomings, shortcomings that may have resulted from a difficult life.Anton Chekhov
I think 'No Comment' is a Splendid expression. I am using it again and again.winston churchill
The setup of the book as far as printing and paper are concerned is Splendid.wolfgang pauli
I believe that Communism is necessary to the world, and I believe that the heroism of Russia has fired men's hopes in a way which was essential to the realization of Communism in the future. Regarded as a Splendid attempt, without which ultimate success would have been very improbable, Bolshevism deserves the gratitude and admiration of all the progressive part of mankind.bertrand russell
As the Deity has given us Greeks all other blessings in moderation, so our moderation gives us a kind of wisdom which is timid, in all likelihood, and fit for common people, not one which is kingly and Splendid. This wisdom, such as it is, observing that human life is ever subject to all sorts of vicissitudes, forbids us to be puffed up by the good things we have, or to admire a man's felicity while there is still time for it to change.Solon
Can wealth give happiness? look round and see What gay distress! what Splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, The mind annihilates, and calls for more.Edward Young
Nearly all the Latin Fathers are Africans - Tertullian of Carthage, the Numid Arnobius of Sicca and his pupil Lactantius, Saint Cyprian of Carthage, the African Marius Victorinus, the Berber Saint Augustine, in short, all this glorious vanguard of Latin patristic culture. What Splendid gifts these were from Africa to the Church of Rome while the latter had only the works of Saint Ambrose and of Saint Jerome to put in the Balance:;!
Think back through all the eras of history the major ones, the tiny obscure ones known only to scholars. Can you think of a man, ever, who was capable of fashioning the future development of mankind to suit his own idea of it no matter how noble that ideal may have been? Wouldn’t that be just another form of opinion control no matter how Splendid the conception?” Kennedy did not turn around. “It takes a great deal of faith in mankind to keep from directing it the way we think it should go,” he said at last.
He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most Splendid eloquence.
Give me, indulgent gods! with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene; No Splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there.Edward Young
Owing to this favor I need to have no fear of want to the end of my life, and being thus laid under obligation I began to write this work for you, because I saw that you have built and are now building extensively, and that in future also you will take care that our public and private buildings shall be worthy to go down to posterity by the side of your other Splendid achievements.
There has fallen a Splendid tear From the passion-flower at the gate. She is coming, my dove, my dear; She is coming, my life, my fate; The red rose cries, "She is near, she is near;" And the white rose weeps, "She is late;" The larkspur listens, "I hear, I hear;" And the lily whispers, "I wait."Alfred Tennyson