Too late I staid, forgive the crime, Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of Time That only treads on flow'rs! What eye with clear account remarks The ebbing of his glass, When all its sands are diamond sparks That dazzle as they pass? Ah! who to sober measurement Time's happy swiftness brings, When birds of Paradise have lent Their plumage for his wings?
A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability.simón bolívar
Philosophy gets on my nerves. If we analyze the ultimate ground of everything, then everything finally falls into nothingness. But I have decided to resume my lectures again and look the Hydra of doubt straight into the eye, and it be quite ominous if one values one's life.ludwig boltzmann
When a pony does a good deed, he gets a horn and he becomes a unicorn and poops out cotton candy until he forgets he’s magical and then his horn falls off. Black unicorns become zebras.
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.william cullen bryant
The Slavs have now become unrestful and will want to attack Austria. Germany is bound to stand by her ally - Russia and France will join in and then England...I am a man of peace - but now I have to arm my Country so that whoever falls on me I can crush - and crush them I will.Kaiser Wilhelm II
No command of art, No toil, can help you hear; Earth's minstrelsy falls clear But on the listening heart.
History, like beauty, depends largely on the beholder, so when you read that, for example, David Livingstone discovered the Victoria falls, you might be forgiven for thinking that there was nobody around the falls until Livingstone arrived on the scene.desmond tutu
Some men a forward motion love, But I by backward steps would move, And when this dust falls to the urn In that state I came, return.Henry Vaughan
I’m sympathetic to the decent and hapless footsoldier into whose lap falls the unenviable duty of carrying out fubar policies.rene balcer
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.Sigmund Freud
When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls the World.lord byron
The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken twelve.william shakespeare
But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts forever.Robert Burns
On me your voice falls as they say love should, Like an enormous yes.
I know from experience that to one who thinks much and feels deeply, it often seems that he has only to put down his thoughts and feelings in order to produce something altogether out of the common; yet as soon as he sets to work he falls into a certain mannerism of style and common phraseology; his thoughts do not come spontaneously, and one might almost say that it is not the mind that directs the pen, but the pen leads the mind into common, empty artificiality.henryk sienkiewicz
Whilst the misguided Follower climbs with Pain, Mountains of Whimsies, heapt in his own Brain, Stumbling from Thought to Thought, falls headlong down Into Doubt’s boundless Sea, where like to drown, Books bear him up a-while, and make him try To swim with Bladders of Philosophy.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
E’en like the passage of an angel’s tear That falls through the clear ether silently.john keats
What if he has borrowed the matter and spoiled the form, as it oft falls out?Michel de Montaigne
Man is his own star, and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate. Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts, our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Where the lion's skin falls short it must be eked out with the fox's.
Commonly we say a Judgment falls upon a Man for something in him we cannot abide.john selden
The foaminess of the falls, together with the tinge of tawny yellow in the troubled waters, only reminded me of so much unattainable soda and sherry, and made me feel thirstier than ever.George Augustus Henry Sala