Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor.
Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish ; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion , A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain , or blue promontory With trees upon 't, that nod unto the world , And Mock our eyes with air : thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.william shakespeare
Away, and Mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth know.william shakespeare
Mock mockers after that That would not lift a hand maybe To help good, wise or great To bar that foul storm out, for we Traffic in mockery.William Butler Yeats
No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or Mock. PalmerstonGrace ne e Goodside Paley
Why should thinkers Mock the simple pieties of the people?simon blackburn
Those of you who speak only English, applaud [audience applause]. Those of you who speak only Spanish, applaud [audience applause]. [In Mock incredulity] Then how do you know what I just said?gloria estefan
When nobody in the world loves any other, naturally the strong will overpower the weak, the many will oppress the few, the wealthy will Mock the poor, the honoured will disdain the humble, the cunning will deceive the simple. Therefore all the calamities, strifes, complaints, and hatred in the world have arisen out of want of mutual love. Therefore the benevolent disapproved of this want.mozi
It may be expecting too much to expect most intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to Mock or shock.thomas sowell
Let us sit and Mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally. I would we could do so, for her benefits are mightily misplaced, and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women.william shakespeare
Dark eyes are dearer far Than those that Mock the hyacinthine bell.
In the hollow tree, in the old gray tower, The spectral Owl doth dwell; Dull, hated, despised, in the sunshine hour, But at dusk he's abroad and well! Not a bird of the forest e'er mates with him All Mock him outright, by day: But at night, when the woods grow still and dim, The boldest will shrink away! O, when the night falls, and roosts the fowl, Then, then, is the reign of the Horned Owl!
In every community there are little knots of fantastic extremists who loudly proclaim that they are striving for righteousness, and who, in reality, do their feeble best for unrighteousness. Just as the upright politician should hold in peculiar scorn the man who makes the name of politician a reproach and a shame, so the genuine reformer should realize that the cause he champions is especially jeopardized by the Mock reformer who does what he can to make reform a laughingstock among decent men.
When nobody in the world loves any other, naturally the strong will overpower the weak, the many will oppress the few, the wealthy will Mock the poor, the honoured will disdain the humble, the cunning will deceive the simple. Therefore all the calamities, strifes, complaints, and hatred in the world have arisen out of want of mutual love. Therefore the benevolent disapproved of this want.
I have often come across convinced adepts of Greek mythology who Mock our faith under the pretext that we do not say anything else to those whom we instruct in divine things, but merely command them to believe. They accuse the apostles of ignorance, labelling them barbarians, because they do not have the subtlety of eloquence; and they say that the cult of martyrs is ridiculous, considering it completely absurd for the living to seek assistance from the dead.
2 Kalki 23:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 23:53, 25 December 2005 (UTC) with a lean toward 3. 3 InvisibleSun 16:14, 25 December 2007 (UTC) 2 Zarbon 20:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC) Let not Ambition Mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. ~ Thomas Gray (born December 26, 1716)
Stay away from those who "meddle with" or Mock the Quran.
Christians, be ye more serious in your movements; Be ye not like a feather at each wind, And think not every water washes you. Ye have the Old and the New Testament, And the Pastor of the Church who guideth you Let this suffice you unto your salvation. If evil appetite cry aught else to you, Be ye as men, and not as silly sheep, So that the Jew among you may not Mock you.