The city might be savage, stray dogs might share the streets with grimy urchins whose blank eyes reflected the knowledge that they might soon be covered over, blinded forever, by the same two pennies just begged from some gentleman, and no one in the fuming, fulminous boulevards of trade might know who actually ran Ambergris—or, if anyone ran it at all, but, like a renegade clock, it ran on and wound itself heedless, empowered by the insane weight of its own inertia, the weight of its own citizenry.
Now air is hushed, save where the weak-eyed bat With short shrill shriek flits by on leathern wing, Or where the beetle winds His small but sullen horn, As oft he rises midst the twilight path, Against the pilgrim borne in heedless hum.william collins
Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glistersgold.thomas gray
Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glisters gold.thomas gray
Man's quest for knowledge is an expanding series whose limit is infinity, but philosophy seeks to attain that limit at one blow, by a short circuit providing the certainty of complete and inalterable truth. Science meanwhile advances at its gradual pace, often slowing to a crawl, and for periods it even walks in place, but eventually it reaches the various ultimate trenches dug by philosophical thought, and, quite heedless of the fact that it is not supposed to be able to cross those final barriers to the intellect, goes right on.stanisław lem
It is only through a burning zeal for the salvation of the lost a zeal glowing in the heart, and flashing out in the look and action and utterance that the confidence of unbelief can be overcome, and the heedless travelers of the broad way won to the path of life and happiness. Love is the most potent logic; interest and sympathy are the most subduing eloquence.
See how that pair of billing doves With open murmurs own their loves And, heedless of censorious eyes, Pursue their unpolluted joys: No fears of future want molest The downy quiet of their nest.lady mary wortley montagu
The gold-barr'd butterflies to and fro And over the waterside wander'd and wove As heedless and idle as clouds that rove And drift by the peaks of perpetual snow.joaquin miller
A little bench of heedless bishops here, And there a chancellor in embryo.william shenstone
That it is unwise to be heedless ourselves while we are giving advice to others, I will show in a few lines.
He who reckons his own soul is successful; he who is heedless of it is unsuccessful.
And for all are degrees according to their doings. And thy Lord is not heedless of what they do.
Be like the thistle,O my soul, heedless o'praise and quick to take affrontGrieve
But we are gifted, even in November, Rawest of seasons, with so huge a sense Of her nakedly worn magnificence We forget cruelty and past betrayal, heedless of where the next bright bolt may fall.robert graves
And when the Qur'an is recited, listen to it and remain silent, that mercy may be shown to you. And remember thy Lord within thyself humbly and fearing, and in a voice not loud, in the morning and the evening, and be not of the heedless. Surely those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to serve Him, and they glorify Him and prostrate themselves before Him.