Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.
He was not only the most brilliant strategist of all our generals, but he had a good political sense. A man of that quality was too difficult for Hitler to swallow for long. At conferences Manstein often differed from Hitler, in front of others, and would go so far as to declare that some of the ideas which Hitler put forward were nonsense.erich von manstein
Whether a man goes down with a law bullet in a vital part or is wearied out as is the fish before being landed, where he may gasp his life out; whether he dies with one convulsion after a swallow of prussic acid or dreamily passes away in the solace of an opium overdraught, is perhaps no matter in the end. In the processes there is a vast difference, but the tombstones the reports of that Court which has the last say read very much alike. The figure is, perhaps, not a bad one.
One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.Aristotle
O swallow, swallow, flying, flying South, Fly to her, and fall upon her gilded eaves, And tell her, tell her, what I tell to thee. O tell her, swallow, thou that knowest each, That bright and fierce and fickle is the South, And dark and true and tender is the North.Tennyson
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twitt'ring from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed.thomas gray
The man who believes in giraffes would swallow anything.Adrian Mitchell
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!” The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government. You tell me of degrees of perfection to which human nature is capable of arriving, and I believe it, but at the same time lament that our admiration should arise from the scarcity of the instances.Abigail Adams
All you have to do is anesthetize the masses by telling them they’re an elite, that they’ve got a mission, that they’re making history, that they’re fulfilling their destiny and fighting for a better world — and they swallow it like lambs — even when a guttersnipe says it.
We are close to dead. There are faces and bodies like gorged maggots on the dance floor, on the highway, in the city, in the stadium; they are a host of chemical machines who swallow the product of chemical factories, aspirin, preservatives, stimulant, relaxant, and breathe out their chemical wastes into a polluted air. The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again.norman mailer
Books have led some to learning and others to madness, when they swallow more than they can digest.petrarch
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd, And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.
To swallow gudgeons ere they 're catch'd, And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.
Ophelia is a little walking owl, bewitched by her unconscious feminine, her father, and what "they say." She never finds her own voice. She never finds her own body or her own feelings and therefore misses life and love in the here and now. Gradually the waters of the unconscious to which she is "native and indued" swallow her.Marion Woodman
The sand murmurs that it wants to swallow everything.gao xingjian
There goes the swallow, Could we but follow! Hasty swallow, stay, Point us out the way; Look back swallow, turn back swallow, stop swallow.
The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.william shakespeare
The swallow sweeps The slimy pool, to build his hanging house.james thomson
A trader is trusted upon his character and visible commerce: that credit enables him to acquire wealth. If by secret liens a few might swallow up all, it would greatly damp that credit.
I will not avoid doing what I think is right, though it should draw on me the whole artillery that falsehood and malice can invent, or the credulity a deluded population can swallow.
To blow and swallow at the same moment is not easy.
The Judge straightway the eye of the servitors caught: And soon bowl, bottles, sugar and sliced beef were brought. Plut and Rykov so briskly set to cut and clink, So to greedily swallow, so copiously drink, That in half an hour twenty-three fillets they munched, And downed half a huge bowl of most excellent punch .
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? (King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?) Uh... I-- I don't know that!
O tell her, swallow that thy brood is flown: Say to her, I do but wanton in the South, But in the North long since my nest is made.Tennyson