Thismiry slough, issuch a place as cannot be mended: It is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sindoth continually run, and therefore isit called the Slough of Despond.
Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest,Iwill lodge: thy peopleshall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the L do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.Bible (Old Testament)
Shame of the versifying tribe! Your history whither are you spinning? Can you do nothing but describe?thomas gray
Ah! whither, whither shall I fly,A poor unhappy Maid;To hopeless Love and MiseryBy my own Heart betray’d?william congreve
No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.Oliver Cromwell
And who (in time) knows whither we may ventThe treasure of our tongue? To what strange shoresThis gain of our best glory shall be sentT' enrich unknowing nations with our stores?What worlds in the yet unformed OccidentMay come refin'd with th' accents that are ours?Samuel Daniel
But whither am I strayed? I need not raiseTrophies to thee from other men's dispraise;Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built;Nor needs thy juster title the foul guiltOf Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign,Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain.john denham
We cannot embrace His cross, and yet refuse our own. We cannot raise the cup of His remembrance to our lips, without a secret pledge to Him, to one another, to the great company of the faithful in every age that we, too, hold ourselves at God's disposal, that we will ask nothing on our own account, that we will pass simply into the Divine hand to take us whither it will.james martineau
There never is any diminution of the vast majority, indifferent to what they are, whence they came, and whither they go, who rush from business to pastime, and from pastime back to business, leaving no vacancy into which the unknown might slip a little experimental greatness.henry s. haskins
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
Tormented by conflicting feelings, I appealed to reason ; and it is reason which, amid so many dogmatic contradictions, now forces the hypothesis upon me. A priori dogmatism, applying itself to God, has proved fruitless: who knows whither the hypothesis, in its turn, will lead us? I will explain therefore how, studying in the silence of my heart, and far from every human consideration, the mystery of social revolutions, God, the great unknown, has become for me an hypothesis, I mean a necessary dialectical tool.Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Needy knife-grinder! whither are ye going? Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order; Bleak blows the blast your hat has got a hole in it. So have your breeches.George Canning
Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews!coventry patmore
The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. Simple races, as savages, do not climb mountains - their tops are sacred and mysterious tracts never visited by them.
I thought: Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife. And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her: This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me: He is my brother .
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. ~ Abraham Lincoln
And God's is the East and the West, so whither you turn thither is God's purpose. Surely God is Ample-giving, Knowing.
How now, wit! whither wander you?
Let the winds blow! a fiercer gale Is wild within me! what may quell That sullen tempest? I must sail whither, O whither, who can tell!
whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?jack kerouac
Moreover she, and Clare also, stood as yet on the debatable land between predilection and love; where no profundities have been reached; no reflections have set in, awkwardly inquiring, "whither does this new current tend to carry me? What does it mean to my future? How does it stand towards my past?"thomas hardy
The frustrated follow a leader less because of their faith that he is leading them to a promised land than because of their immediate feeling that he is leading them away from their unwanted selves. Surrender to a leader is not a means to an end but a fulfillment. whither they are led is of secondary importance.Eric Hoffer
whither are we fleeing, my most valiant men? Do you not know that flight never leads to safety, but shows the folly of a useless effort? Let us return to our companions, to be at least sharers in their coming glory, if it is without consideration that we are abandoning them as they fight for the Republic.
whither would you run, friends, your country is far from here.
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