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
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.
In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.enoch powell
'Tis strange but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.lord byron
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.robert a. heinlein
Fact is Stranger than fiction. You see people walking down the street that would never be allowed on television. You have to tone it down.Ricky Gervais
Programming with libxml2 is like the thrilling embrace of an exotic Stranger.mark pilgrim
Without comprehension, the immigrant would forever remain shut—a Stranger in America. Until America can release the heart as well as train the hand of the immigrant, he would forever remain driven back upon himself, corroded by the very richness of the unused gifts within his soul.anzia yezierska
It was as if he were watching a tall Stranger with a wand pointing to the embarrassed phantom that was himself, and ruthlessly exposing its frailties! And yet that pitiless showman was himself too himself as he wanted to be, cheerful, brave, resourceful, indomitable.john buchan
Truth must of necessity be Stranger than fiction … for fiction is the creation of the human mind , and therefore is congenial to it.gilbert keith chesterton
Were a Stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would show him, as a specimen of its ills, a hospital full of diseases, a prison crowded with malefactors and debtors, a field of battle strewed with carcasses, a fleet foundering in the ocean, a nation languishing under tyranny, famine, or pestilence. To turn the gay side of life to him, and give him a notion of its pleasures; whither should I conduct him? to a ball, to an opera, to court? He might justly think, that I was only showing him a diversity of distress and sorrow.David Hume
In this busy world, we should never be a Stranger to love and compassion. It is the fertile soil in the garden of peace.steve maraboli
The man who is satisfied, because he thinks he is safe, who feels that he has religion enough, because he thinks he has enough to save him from hell, is as ignorant of the power as he is a Stranger to the consolation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.gardiner spring
You hail from Dream-land, Dragon-fly? A Stranger hither? So am I, And (sooth to say) I wonder why We either of us came!
Thou art mine, thou hast given thy word, Close, close in my arms thou art clinging; Alone for my ear thou art singing A song which no Stranger hath heard: But afar from me yet, like a bird, Thy soul in some region unstirr'd On its mystical circuit is winging.edmund clarence stedman
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend , even a Stranger, when in a lonely place.tecumseh
Enter Stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn.
There never did, and there never will exist any thing permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a Stranger to the exercise of resolute self-denial.