Love wakes men, once a lifetime each: They lift their heavy lids, and look; And, lo, what one sweet page can teach, They read with joy, then shut the book.
But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.George Bernard Shaw
It always seems to me that one of the saddest things about the death of a literary man is the fact that the breaking-up of his collection of books almost invariably follows; the building up of a good library, the work of a lifetime, has been so much labour lost, so far as future generations are concerned. Talent, yes, and genius too, are displayed not only in writing books but also in buying them, and it is a pity that the ruthless hammer of the auctioneer should render so much energy and skill fruitless.stuart dodgson collingwood
Ridiculous as may seem the dualities of conflict at a given time, it does not follow that dualism is a worthless process. The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.cyril connolly
There are two moments in the life of any fag that you can never forget: your first kiss with another man and your first argument with a heterosexual friend that doesn't get the difference between being a homosexual and wanting to be a woman. On first sight I can't calibrate which will be repeated more times during our sexually emancipated lifetime. Lucky enough, I can tell which we all prefer to be repeated: the argument with the heterosexual friend... if it ends in a long , wet, passionate kiss.miss shangay lily
It is the show that keeps giving. Every night it offers something to society, and it offered something to every one of us. It brought us all together for a lifetime."masiela lusha
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.Marcel Marceau
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.pablo picasso
During my lifetime, America has been constantly waging war against much of humanity: impoverished people mostly, in stricken places.john pilger
It is better to present one image in a lifetime than to produce voluminous work. Image…that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.ezra pound
A man has to have goals — for a day, for a lifetime — and that was mine, to have people say, "There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived."ted williams
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.arthur c. clarke
When divorces meant marriage no longer provided security for a lifetime, women adjusted by focusing on careers as empowerment. But when the sacrifice of a career met the sacrifices in a career, the fantasy of a career became the reality of trade-offs. Women developed career ambivalence.warren farrell
When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. This made for more than a few sleepless nights, but it also filled the world I lived in with colors and textures I would not have traded for a lifetime of restful nights.Stephen King
It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often.steve maraboli
Social Science … led us to the fallacy that, since all men have their being in culture and as a result of culture, they owe a debt to that culture which even a lifetime of altruism could not repay.david riesman
If two men who were friends in their youth meet again when they are old, after being separated for a life-time, the chief feeling they will have at the sight of each other will be one of complete disappointment at life as a whole; because their thoughts will be carried back to that earlier time when life seemed so fair as it lay spread out before them in the rosy light of dawn, promised so much and then performed so little.Arthur Schopenhauer
His fertility cycles meant little to him. In his lifetime, he knew, he might make only one or two real contributions to the City’s genetic continuity, his viral gametes combining with others in the bodies of the night feeders to become morphologically active. It was abstractly pleasing, though, to realize he had cast his own essence into the ocean of probability, where it might come floating back unknown to him, as a fresh citizen with new and unique ideas and odors.robert charles wilson
Raja Ravi Varma, another member of the Travancore royal family and renowned painter , spent an important part of his lifetime in Trivandrum. While he painted many gods and even printed them as oleographs , he never painted Padmanabha or the temple.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.jacob bronowski
Some people work an entire lifetime and wonder if they ever made a difference to the world. But the Marines don't have that problem.
Once we know what we need to do, our nanotechnologies should enable us to construct replacement bodies and brains that won't be constrained to work at the crawling pace of "real time." The events in our computer chips already happen millions of times faster than those in brain cells. Hence, we could design our "mind-children" to think a million times faster than we do. To such a being, half a minute might seem as long as one of our years, and each hour as long as an entire human lifetime.
You gave me peace, in a lifetime of war. Now go... go... go...
According to Jaina tradition nine of the eleven disciples attained the highest knowledge of kevala during Mahavira's lifetime.
lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game. Kingship belongs to the child.