An exile from home splendour dazzles in vain, Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again; The birds singing gayly, that came at my call, Give me them, and that peace of mind dearer than all.
What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them. Doubtless many times these new possibilities were declared by a man who, quite unconscious of courage, bore the "sense of being an Exile, a condemned criminal, a fugitive from mankind." Did every one so feel who, in order to travel on his own proper path had been obliged to leave the traditional highway?jane addams
To how much lying, extravagance, hypocrisy and servilism does not the fear of ridicule lead? Human respect makes us cowards and slaves. It may deter from evil, but much oftener it drives to baseness. “We are too much afraid,” said Cato, “of death, Exile and poverty.”john lancaster spalding
[About Jews] By nature we are like all other human beings, yet our people is unlike others, because our life is different, our history is different, our teacher is the Exile.isaac leib peretz
There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin, The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill; For his country he sigh'd, when at twilight repairing, To wander alone by the wind-beaten hill. Thomas Campbell, The Exile of Erin .
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an Exile his friends are everything.Willa Sibert Cather
Arma virumque cano,Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit Litora. Thisis a tale of arms and of a man.Fated to be an Exile, he wasthe first tosail fromtheland of Troyand reach Italy, at its Lavinian shore.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family — but to a solitary and an Exile his friends are everything.willa cather
The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by Exile or emigration in the case of one’s country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.Primo Levi
[As a screenwriter] I have a sense of Exile from thought, a nostalgia of the quiet room and balanced mind. I am a writer, and there comes a time when that which I write has to belong to me, has to be written alone and in silence, with no one looking over my shoulder, no one telling me a better way to write it. It doesn't have to be great writing, it doesn't even have to be terribly good. It just has to be mine.Raymond Chandler
Sitting with my gin or whisky afterwards I would often manage to get into conversation with some lonely man or other – usually an Exile like myself – and the talk would be about the world, air-routes and shipping-lines, drinking-places thousands of miles away. Then I felt happy, felt I had come home, because home to people like me is not a place but all places, all places except the one we happen to be in at the moment.
What captivity has been to the Jews, Exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen.
Whether the darken'd room to muse invite, Or whiten'd wall provoke the skew'r to write; In durance, Exile, Bedlam, or the Mint, Like Lee or Budgel I will rhyme and print.Alexander Pope
Those who slew my father I drove into Exile, punishing their deed by due process of law, and afterwards when they waged war upon the republic I twice defeated them in battle.
There are those who regard this history of past strife and Exile as better forgotten. But, to use the phrase of Yeats , let us not casually reduce "that great past to a trouble of fools." For we need not feel the bitterness of the past to discover its meaning for the present and the future.
For who can yet believe, though after loss, That all these puissant legions, whose Exile Hath emptied heav'n, shall fail to reascend Self-raised, and repossess their native seat?john milton
Dilexi iustitiam et odi iniquitatem, propterea morior in exilio. I have loved righteousness and hated iniquity, and therefore I die in Exile.
The Jewish people have been in Exile for 2,000 years; they have lived in hundreds of countries, spoken hundreds of languages and still they kept their old language, Hebrew. They kept their Aramaic, later their Yiddish; they kept their books; they kept their faith.Isaac Bashevis Singer