An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
" Love your enemies, bless those who Curse you, that ye may be the sons of your Heavenly Father, who makes the sun to shine on the good and on the evil , and the rain to fall on the just and unjust." How monstrous a calumny have not impostors dared to advance against the mild and gentle author of this just sentiment, and against the whole tenor of his doctrines and his life, overflowing with benevolence and forbearance and compassion !Percy Bysshe Shelley
Round and round the circle Completing the charm So the knot be unknotted The cross be uncrossed The crooked be made straight And the Curse be ended.
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or Curse. It is precisely as being solemn experiences that I wish to interest you in religious experiences.
Curse on the man who business first designed,And by't enthralled a freeborn lover's mind!john oldham
Not that I don't think irreverent humor and someone being filthy is funny, I just do what I do. Any comedian would admit throwing an f-bomb in there would help get a reaction. ... I'm not on a Puritanical pursuit, but when I would Curse in a joke, I believe I'm not done writing it.jim gaffigan
Every father is given the opportunity to corrupt his daughter's nature, and the educator, husband, or psychiatrist then has to face the music. For what has been spoiled by the father can only be made good by a father, just as what has been spoiled by the mother can only be repaired by a mother. The disastrous repetition of the family pattern could be described as the psychological original sin, or as the Curse of the Atrides running through the generations.carl jung
There is a Curse on this house.theodore roosevelt
The Curse of Scottish literature is the lack of a whole language, which finally means the lack of a whole mind.Edwin Muir
May the hard hand of a vexatious need Oppress and grind you; till at last you find The Curse of disobedience all your portion.thomas otway
Labor, like Israel, has many sorrows. Its women weep for their fallen and they lament for the future of the children of the race. It ill behooves one who has supped at labor's table and who has been sheltered in labor's house to Curse with equal fervor and fine impartiality both labor and its adversaries when they become locked in deadly embrace.john l. lewis
The desire not to destroy the palace but to move into it oneself has always been the occupational Curse of revolutionaries.wilfrid sheed
Stern fate and time Will have their victims; and the best die first, Leaving the bad still strong, though past their prime, To Curse the hopeless world they ever curs'd, Vaunting vile deeds, and vainest of the worst.
The Curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength, each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.Simone de Beauvoir
You gave me your Curse, holy Fathers. I give you a blessing: May you be as moral and religious as I am.Nikos Kazantzakis
No action, whether foul or fair, Is ever done, but it leaves somewhere A record, written by fingers ghostly, As a blessing or a Curse, and mostly In the greater weakness or greater strength Of the acts which follow it.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He has a wolfish look, and he can Curse like a wolf.
Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll Curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.
The god of Moses would call for other tribes, including his favorite one, to suffer massacre and plague and even extirpation, but when the grave closed over his victims he was essentially finished with them unless he remembered to Curse their succeeding progeny. Not until the advent of the Prince of Peace do we hear of the ghastly idea of further punishing and torturing the dead.christopher hitchens
The common Curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.