Between levity and cheerfulness there is a wide distinction; and the mind which is most open to levity is frequently a stranger to cheerfulness.
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a Stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a Stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.Bible (Old Testament)
When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the Stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.Bible (Old Testament)
Sometimes, I genuinely enjoy having conversations with journalists; enjoying the few moments of intimacy with a Stranger is fascinating to me. But once in a while that backfires and you're suddenly reading something that has a bent on it that you didn't feel was in the least bit a part of the conversation that you thought you were having. Then you get overly protective and say very little and then you come out of the hole again.gillian anderson
A Spring o'erhung with many a flow'r,The grey sand dancing in its bed,Embank'd beneath a Hawthorn bower,Sent forth its waters near my head:A rosy Lass approach'd my view;I caught her blue eye's modest beam:The Stranger nodded 'How d'ye do!'And leap'd across the infant stream.robert bloomfield
People far too easily neglect or abuse us, as soon as we become intimate with them. To live pleasantly, one must almost always remain a Stranger in the crowd.
Jubal... is a devout and fierce individualist in a world filled with cults and bureaucracies, and by novel's end it is he, not Jill nor Mike, that is still a Stranger, still tilting against the windmills. He honestly believes in his own free will, which Mike, Jill, and the Fosterites misinterpret as a pandeistic urge, 'Thou art God!' Mike, by contrast, readily abandons his Martian beliefs for human ones, even as he claims to merely find a congress between them.
'Tis strange but true; for truth is always Stranger; Stranger than fiction.Robert Byron
Nihilists are not kind; They believe in nothing. The Stranger is not kind, He drifts where the wind catches him. Nihilists are like a bellows Empty, yet full of hot air, The more they threaten, the more cowardly they seem; The Stranger also rambles and loses his train of thought But tells a purty good story.
Let Erin remember the days of Old, Ere her faithless sons betrayed her; When Malachi wore the collar of gold Which he won from her proud invader; When her kings, with standards of green unfurled, Led the Red-Branch Knights to danger; Ere the emerald gem of the western world Was set in the crown of a Stranger.thomas moore
One would be in less danger From the wiles of a Stranger If one's own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.
You have a wonderful child. Then, when he's thirteen, gremlins carry him away and leave in his place a Stranger who gives you not a moment's peace. You have to hang in there, because two or three years later, the gremlins will return your child and he will be wonderful again.
I enjoy the most that Alan seems to be the happiest the Stranger that it can be. I don't think it ever can be strange enough for him.james spader
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a Stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
"I seek the meaning of existence." said the Stranger. "You are of course, assuming." said the Master, "that existence has a meaning." "Doesn't it?" "When you experience existence as it is not as you think it is you will discover that your question has no meaning."anthony de mello
He was a Stranger in a strange land: lost in the cosmos, a man with neither compass nor guide, sitting in a tomb in Egypt surrounded by the dead, with Giles a man his own age, but separated by class and sensibility and four hundred years looking to him for answers.stephen r. lawhead
Walkin' on a city street who would think you could ever be touched By a total Stranger, not me But when you came up to me that day and I listened to your story It reminded me so much of myself It wasn't what you said but the way it felt to me About a search and a journey just like mine.van morrison
The first thing I remember about the world and I pray that it may be the last is that I was a Stranger in it. This feeling, which everyone has in some degree, and which is, at once, the glory and desolation of homo sapiens , provides the only thread of consistency that I can detect in my life.Malcolm Muggeridge
Farewell to ye all! In the land of the Stranger I rise or I fall.davy crockett
Life is infinitely Stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
Truth is Stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.mark twain
I have been a Stranger in a strange land.