The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot. The future is like a dead wall or a thick mist hiding all objects from our view; the past is alive and stirring with objects, bright or solemn, and of unfading interest.
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a Wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
Let Winter come! let polar spirits sweepThe darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep!Though boundless snows the withered heath deform,And the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm,Yet shall the smile of social love repay,With mental light, the melancholy day!And, when its short and sullen noon is o'er,The ice-chained waters slumbering on the shore,How bright the fagots in his little hallBlaze on the hearth, and warm the pictured Wall!thomas campbell
I have these large pieces of recycled brown paper stretched on my apartment Wall and when I am not doing anything fashion-related, I'm drawing on it, playing with colour spectrums.
I consider my painting finished when my eyes goes to a particular spot on the canvas. But if I put the picture away about thirty feet on the Wall and the movements keep returning to me and the eye seems to be responding to something living, then it is finished.william baziotes
You think that a Wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
Flower in the crannied Wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
The word [anathema] literally means something set up or laid by to be kept, as a votive offering might be hung on a temple Wall after being devoted to a god. Because offerings devoted to the true God were commonly burnt in their entirety or otherwise destroyed, the word in biblical usage signifies something ‘accursed’ or doomed to destruction ”.
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season. The Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the Wall!'
The interests of the IMF represent the big international interests that today seem to be established and concentrated in Wall Street.ernesto 'che' guevara
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall.
Complaints about the social irresponsibility of the intellectual typically concern the intellectual’s tendency to marginalize herself, to move out from one community by interior identification of herself with some other community for example, another country or historical period. … It is not clear that those who thus marginalize themselves can be criticized for social irresponsibility. One cannot be irresponsible toward a community of which one does not think of oneself as a member. Otherwise runaway slaves and tunnelers under the Berlin Wall would be irresponsible.richard rorty
Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy.
Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.
In the Garden City Cafe with its murals on the Wall Before a talk on'Sex and Civics' I meditated on the Fall.
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to – if there are no doors or windows – he walks through a Wall.Bernard Malamud
A doctrine insulates the devout not only against the realities around them but also against their own selves. The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy , malice , pettiness and dishonesty . There is a Wall of words between his consciousness and his real self.Eric Hoffer
Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the Wall, dying, but fighting back!Claude McKay
If there are no sandpits from which it can be dug, then we must sift it out from river beds or from gravel or even from the sea beach. This kind however has these defects when used in masonry: it dries slowly... and such a Wall cannot carry vaultings. Furthermore, when sea-sand is used in walls and these are coated with stucco, a salty efflorescence is given out which spoils the surface.vitruvius
Prison'd in a parlour snug and small, Like bottled wasps upon a southern Wall.william cowper
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison Wall.
For democrats, it's as crucial to defend secular culture as to preserve secular law. And in fact the two projects are inseparable: When religion defines morality, the Wall between church and state comes to be seen as immoral.
Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer. There is Jackson standing like a stone Wall! Rally behind the Virginians.
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