It was a touching answer of a Christian sailor, when asked why he remained so calm in a fearful storm, when the sea seemed ready to devour the ship. He was not sure that he could swim. "But," he said, "though I sink I shall only drop into the hollow of my Father's hand; for He holds all these waters there."
There is a place, List, daughter! in a black and hollow vault, Where day is never seen; there shines no sun, But flaming horror of consuming fires; A lightless sulphur, choked with smoky fogs Of an infected darkness; in this place Dwell many thousand thousand sundry sorts Of never-dying deaths.
When you're as hollow as Enoch Kane, the emptiness aches. He's desperate to fill it, but he doesn't have the patience or the commitment to fill it with anything worthwhile… So a man like Kane obsesses on one thing after another sex, money, food, power, drugs, alcohol anything that seems to give meaning to his days, but that requires no real self-discovery or self-sacrifice.dean r. koontz
The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.john milton
The accent of conviction is made up of a mixture of faith, power, and love combined, forming a characteristic which is at once simple, pious, and grand, redolent of inspiration and sanctity. Here are no fabulous joys and woes; no hollow, fantastic sentimentalities; no wire-drawn refinings, either in thought or feeling; the passion that is traced before us has glowed in a living heart; the opinion he utters has risen in his own understanding, and'been a light to his own steps.
I pray often to God that He would keep you in the hollow of His hand. The most essential point is lowliness. It is profitable for all things, for it produces a teachable spirit which makes every thing easy.
Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."
When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Why, a moral truth is a hollow tooth Which must be propped with gold.Edgar Lee Masters
He seemed For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropped manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason.john milton
Ask me no more: what answer should I give? I love not hollow cheek or faded eye: Yet,O my friend, I will not have thee die! Ask me no more, lest I should bid thee live.Tennyson
The end result of this personal and public impoverishment is a hollow man.charles a. reich
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms — hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.james thurber
Love's torments made me seek the chase;Rifle in hand, I roam'd apace.Down from the tree, with hollow scoff,The raven cried: "Head-off! head off!"Heinrich Heine
A fool puts her hand into a hollow tree without finding out what’s inside first.robert jordan
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.laura riding
Let's hear it for the essential daily briefing, however hollow and empty it might be. We'll do it.Donald Rumsfeld
Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.
Thou spring'st a leak already in thy crown, A flaw is in thy ill-bak'd vessel found; 'Tis hollow, and returns a jarring sound, Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command, Unwrought, and easy to the potter's hand: Now take the mould; now bend thy mind to feel The first sharp motions of the forming wheel.john dryden
The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine<br<Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathèd spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
What honour that, But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear So many hollow compliments and lies.john milton
He seemed For dignity compos'd and high exploit: But all was false and hollow.john milton
Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word; And in its hollow tones are heard The thanks of millions yet to be.
'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone man with his God must strive.lord byron
When the juices of trees have no means of escape, they clot and rot in them, making the trees hollow and good for nothing.