From 'The New Colossus', inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, New York harbour,1883.
We have a wretched motley crew, in the fleet; the marines the refuse of every regiment, and the seamen, few of them, ever wet with salt water.benedict arnold
'Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch, and tea Are all the human frame requires?' With that the wretched child expires.
Much more wretched than lackof health inthe body, it is to dwell with a soul that is not healthy, but corrupt.Plato
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labour of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.jean-baptiste say
Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin, Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within.
There is a Thorn, it looks so old, In truth, you'd find it hard to say How it could ever have been young, It looks so old and gray. Not higher than a two years child It stands erect, this aged Thorn; No leaves it has, no prickly points; It is a mass of knotted joints, A wretched thing forlorn. It stands erect, and like a stone With lichens is it overgrown.william wordsworth
I have had wealth, rank and power, but, if these were all I had, how wretched I should be.BrianWilson Aldiss
Nam in omni adversitate fortunae infelicissimum est genus infortunii, fuisse felicem. In all adversity of fortune, the most wretched kind is once to have been happy. 138Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurnme, thycreature, towhomthou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. 782Mary Godwin Shelley
Ah, music! What a beautiful art! But what a wretched profession!georges bizet
Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse,Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse;Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known,Defacing first, then claiming for his own.Charles Churchill
For that great Love speaks in the most wretched and dirty hearts; only the tone of its voice depends on the echoes of the place in which it sounds.George MacDonald
If happy I and wretched he,Perhaps the king would change with me.charles mackay
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.publilius syrus
And sometimes when the night is slow The wretched and the meek We gather up our hearts and go A Thousand Kisses Deep.leonard cohen
O wretched is the dame, to whom the sound, "Your lord will soon return," no pleasure brings.charles maturin
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.john mccain
Perhaps yours is a very remorseful past a foolish, frivolous, disgraceful, frittered past. Well, Christ says, " My servant, be sad," but no languor; there is work to be done forme yet rise up, be going! Oh, my brethren, Christ takes your wretched remnants of life the feeble pulses of a heart which has spent its best hours not for Him, but for self and for enjoyment, and in His strange love He condescends to accept them.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope; and few are reduced so low as that.william hazlitt
America is a new kind of society that produces a new kind of human being. That human being confident, self-reliant, tolerant, generous, future oriented is a vast improvement over the wretched, servile, fatalistic, and intolerant human being that traditional societies have always produced, and that Islamic societies produce now.
And the voice of men shall call, "He is fallen like us all, Though the weapon of the Lord was in his hand:" And thine epitaph shall be "He was wretched ev'n as we;" And thy tomb may be unhonoured in the land.
Fools... You´ve accomplished nothing! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: Doom!) Odin! You can´t be free! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: Your wretched scheme is undone; and your black soul, is mine!) Nooo!!! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: An eternety of suffering is the fate of those who challenge the gods!)
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