From 'The New Colossus', inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, New York harbour,1883.
Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way. ~ Ronald Reagan
When night hath set her silver lamp on high, then is the time for study.philip james bailey
Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.Charles Kingsley
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
The dark was talking to the dead; The lamp was dark beside my bed.
A pard-like Spirit, beautiful and swift A love in desolation masked;a Power Girt round with weakness;it can scarce uplift The weight of the superincumbent hour; It is a dying lamp, a falling shower, A breaking billow;even whilst we speak Is it not broken? ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
Ishould haveno objectiontothismethod, butthat Ithink it must smell too strong of the lamp.Laurence Sterne
The cry of distress lays hold of our Lord's omnipotence. It is as easy for God to supply thy greatest as thy smallest wants, even as it was within His power to form a system or an atom, to create a blazing sun as to kindle the fire-fly's lamp.thomas guthrie
Before, beside us, and aboveThe firefly lights his lamp of love.Reginald Heber
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.patrick henry
The light in the world comes principally from two sources,—the sun, and the student's lamp.christian nestell bovee
Man, made after God's image, was a nobler creation than twinkling sparks in the sky, or than the larger and more useful lamp of the moon.david brewster
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And al smail fowlys syngis on the spray: Welcum the lord of lycht, and lamp of day.
The cry of distress lays hold of our Lord's omnipotence. It is as easy for God to supply thy greatest as thy smallest wants, even as it was within His power to form a system or an atom, to create a blazing sun as to kindle the fire-fly's lamp.
You will find that for a smoking flax there is no specific like heaven's oxygen; for a faint and flickering piety there is no cure comparable to the one without which all our own exertions are but an effort to light a lamp in a vacuum the breath of the Holy Spirit.
Demosthenes, when taunted by Pytheas that all his arguments "smelled of the lamp," replied, "Yes, but your lamp and mine, my friend, do not witness the same labours."
Now deep in ocean sunk the lamp of light, and drew behind the cloudy vale of night.
The sacred lamp of day Now dipt in western clouds his parting ray.william falconer