Our culture is like a garment that does not fit us, or in any case no longer fits us. This culture is like a dead language that no longer has anything in common with the language of the street. It is increasingly alien to our lives.
If religion is onlya garment of Christianityand even this garment has looked very different at different timesthen what is religionless Christianity?Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Language is called the garment of thought: however, it should rather be, language is the flesh-garment, the body, of thought.thomas carlyle
Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people’s body.georg büchner
Where is delight? and what are pleasures now?—Moths that a garment fret.The world is turned memorial, crying, "ThouShalt not forget!"mary elizabeth coleridge
And loveliest sight of all, in front of the fire, stretched at full length, was his tiger – and on him – also at full length – reclined the lady, garbed in some strange clinging garment of heavy purple crepe, its hem embroidered with gold, one white arm resting on the beast's head, her back supported by a pile of the velvet cushions, and a heap of rarely bound books at her side, while between her red lips was a rose not redder than they – an almost scarlet rose.elinor glyn
To put on the garment of legitimacy is the first aim of every coup.barbara tuchman
The mouthpiece of the half-inarticulate, all-suggesting music that is at once the very soul and the inseparable garment of romance.walther von der vogelweide
Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.william wordsworth
I've woven them a garment that's prepared out of poor words, those that I overheard, and will hold fast to every word and glance all of my days, even in new mischance, and if a gag should bind my tortured mouth, through which a hundred million people shout, then let them pray for me, as I do pray for them, this eve of my remembrance day.anna akhmatova
A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp the hem of his garment.otto von bismarck
People who want to rise above a well-cooked meal and a well-tailored garment, are out of their spiritual minds.anthony de mello
The Golden Straitjacket is the defining political-economic garment of globalization. […] The tighter you wear it, the more gold it produces.thomas l. friedman
Those who observe the nature of the Universe and the commandments of the Law, and know their purpose, see clearly God's mercy and truth in everything; they seek, therefore, that which the Creator intended to be the aim of man, viz., comprehension. Forced also by claims of the body, they seek that which is necessary for the preservation of the body, "bread to eat and garment to clothe," and this is very little; but they seek nothing superfluous; with very slight exertion man can obtain it, so long as he is contented with that which is indispensable.maimonides
Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.Heinrich Heine
'Tis not the robe or garment I affect; For who would marry with a suit of clothes?john heywood
Then to the grave I turned me to see what therein lay; 'Twas the garment of the Christian, worn out and thrown away.
A Sufi is he, who not only wears coarse woolen garment, but, at the same time has a heart which is pure and filled with the love of God .
A lonely fir-tree is standing On a northern barren height; It sleeps, and the ice and snow-drift Cast round it a garment of white.Heinrich Heine
As I saw fair Chloris walk alone, The feather'd snow came softly down, As Jove, descending from his tow'r To court her in a silver show'r. The wanton snow flew to her breast, As little birds into their nest; But o'ercome with whiteness there, For grief dissolv'd into a tear. Thence falling on her garment hem, To deck her, froze into a gem.
The mouthpiece of the half-inarticulate, all-suggesting music that is at once the very soul and the inseparable garment of romance.
Some jay of Italy, Whose mother was her painting, hath betray'd him: Poor I am stale, a garment out of fashion.william shakespeare