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
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.
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
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
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
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless,O, abide with me.Henry Francis Lyte
The last end that can happen to any man, never comes too soon, if he falls in support of the law and liberty of his country: for liberty is synonymous to law and government.william Mansfield
"There ought to be one fairy for every boy and girl." "Ought to be? Isn't there?" "No. You see children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead."j. m. barrie
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.
A 'goto' in Perl falls into the category of hard things that should be possible, not easy things that should be easy.larry wall
We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom.Kanye West
One would not expect it to be easy to define or classify suicide, and it is not.kay redfield jamison
to men and women there falls the task of exploring truth with their reason , and in this their nobility consists.
Civilization will not attain perfection until the last stone, from the last church, falls on the last priest.