My philosophy of life is that the meek shall inherit nothing but debasement, frustration and ignoble deaths; that there is security in personal strength; that you can fight City Hall and win; that any action is better than no action, even if it's the wrong action; that you never reach glory or self-fulfillment unless you're willing to risk everything, dare anything, put yourself dead on the line every time; and that once one becomes strong or rich or potent or powerful it is the responsibility of the strong to help the weak become strong.
They flee from me, that sometime did me seek, With naked foot, stalking in my chamber. I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek, That now are wild, and do not remember That sometime they put themselves in danger To take bread at my hand; and now they range, Busily seeking with a continual change.
And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death.william cullen bryant
The difficultest job a man can do, is to come it brave and meek with thirty bob a week, and feel that that's the proper thing for you.john davidson
Brethren, we can rule our tempers, and we ought. Open the gospel, that most profound philosophy of the human soul, and yet most simple and practical directory of human duty; study it, fill your whole nature with its inspiration; set Christ before you; look upon His calm forehead and unstormed breast; think how He endured all contradiction of sinners, and endured them to the cross; and on the cross learn of Him then, for He was meek and lowly of heart.henry giles
There is a wheel within a wheel; a secret sacred wheel of Providence (most visible in marriages), guided by His hand that allows not the race to the swift nor bread to the wise, nor good wives to good men: and He that can bring good out of evil (for mortals are blind to this reason) only knows why this blessing was denied to patient Job, to meek Moses, and to our as meek and patient Mr Hooker.Richard Hooker
That holy, humble, meek, modest, retiring Form, sometimes called the Spirit of Prayer, has been dragged from the closet, and so rudely handled by some of her professed friends, that she has not only lost all her wonted loveliness, but is now stalking the street, in some places, stark mad.asahel nettleton
Truth has no greater enemy than its unwise defenders, and no warmer friends than those who, receiving it in a meek and tolerant spirit, respect the conscientious convictions of others, and seek, in study and in prayer , for the best solution of mysterious and incomprehensible revelations.david brewster
I cannot speak In happy tones; the tear drops on my cheek Show I am sad; But I can speak Of grace to suffer with submission meek, Until made glad. I cannot feel That all is well, when dark'ning clouds conceal The shining sun; But then I know God lives and loves; and say, since it is so, "Thy will be done."
It's wiser being good than bad; It's safer being meek than fierce; It's fitter being sane than mad. My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched; That after Last returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched; That what began best can't end worst, Nor what God blessed once prove accurst.Robert Browning
And sometimes when the night is slow The wretched and the meek We gather up our hearts and go A Thousand Kisses Deep.leonard cohen
His eye a ring inside a ring inside a ring That leers up, joyless, vile, in meek obscenity This is the devil. Flesh to flesh, he bleats The herd back to the pit of being.Randall Jarrell
It's wiser being good than bad; It's safer being meek than fierce: It's fitter being sane than mad. My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched; That, after Last, returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched; That what began best, can't end worst, Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.Robert Browning
At church, with meek and unaffected grace , His looks adorn'd the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools , who came to scoff, remain'd to pray.Oliver Goldsmith
Let faith each meek petition fill, And waft it to the skies; And teach our heart 'tis goodness still That grants it or denies.
Ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.
That holy, humble, meek, modest, retiring Form, sometimes called the Spirit of Prayer, has been dragged from the closet, and so rudely handled by some of her professed friends, that she has not only lost all her wonted loveliness, but is now stalking the street, in some places, stark mad.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth .
When we, by the working of mercy and grace, be made meek and mild, we are fully safe; suddenly is the soul oned to God when it is truly peaced in itself: for in Him is found no wrath.
Patience! why, it is the soul of peace; of all the virtues it is nearest kin to heaven; it makes men look like gods. The best of men that ever wore earth about Him was a Sufferer, a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.
meek wifehood is no part of my profession; / I am your friend, but never your possession.vera brittain
meek and lowly, pure and holy,Chief among the "blessed three."charles jeffreys
meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion take their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth.william wordsworth
To be a good mother a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. meek wives are, in general, foolish mothers; wanting their children to love them best, and take their part, in secret, against the father, who is held up as a scarecrow.mary wollstonecraft