There was a natural instinct to abjure man as the blot on an otherwise kindly universe.
Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot.Tennyson
In one point of view, we, the abolitionists and colored people, should meet [the Dred Scott] decision, unlooked for and monstrous as it appears, in a cheerful spirit. This very attempt to blot out forever the hopes of an enslaved people may be one necessary link in the chain of events preparatory to the downfall and complete overthrow of the whole slave system.frederick douglass
This world's no blot for us Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good: To find its meaning is my meat and drink.Robert Browning
Ev'n copious Dryden, wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest art, the art to blot.Alexander Pope
But every page having an ample marge, And every marge enclosing in the midst A square of text that looks a little blot.Tennyson
Hearing him speak is so fun, reassuring I dare say. You can say all you like about Sihanouk: that he's an atrocious liar, a madman, a fraud, a swashbuckler, an international blot. You may think that, but you cannot deny how in this age in which the political arena seems to generate only dull, obtuse and boring characters with no imagination, he's a kind of miracle.oriana fallaci
These decisions give support to a current mistaken view of the Constitution and the constitutional function of this court. This view, in short, is that every major social ill in this country can find its cure in some constitutional principle and that this court should take the lead in promoting reform when other branches of government fail to act. The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare nor should this court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven of reform movements.harlan, john marshall, ii
The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare, nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.harlan, john marshall, ii
Poets lose half the praise they should have got,Could it be known what they discreetly blot.Edmund Waller
One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one.susan b. anthony
One unquestioned text we read, All doubt beyond, all fear above; Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it God is love.
In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still. In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot I do not dare to draw a line Between the two, where God has not.joaquin miller
In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still, In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot I do not dare to draw a line Between the two, where God has not.joaquin miller
Not all the drops the human eye can shed will ever quench the fires or blot out the guilt of sin. Do not, I pray you, be deceived on this point; do not permit yourselves to harbor the delusion that the rain-showers from your beclouded eyes can ever fertilize the barren soul, and cause it to blossom as the rose.
E'en copious Dryden wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest art the art to blot.Alexander Pope
For his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot.
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.Edmund Waller
The blackest ink of fate was sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot.Henry Fielding
Give lettered pomp to teeth of Time, So "Bonnie Doon" but tarry: blot out the epic's stately rhyme, But spare his Highland Mary!john greenleaf whittier