But it pleased God to visit us then with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to bury the dead.
So have I loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.william hazlitt
The Harper smiled, well pleased; for ne'er Was flattery lost on poet's ear: A simple race! they waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most,That you lov'd me still the same.alfred bunn
I was pleased because he is the first American rapper to say something positive about gay people. I met his mum, she's lovely.boy george
The nature is pleased to natureThe nature overcomes the natureThe Nature dominated nature.
Being pleased with what they give you is proper of slaves. Asking for more is proper of children. Conquering more is proper of fools.fernando pessoa
A modest person seldom fails to gain the goodwill of those he converses with, because nobody envies a man who does not appear to be pleased with himself.richard steele
They please, are pleased, they give to get esteem,Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.Oliver Goldsmith
Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.samuel johnson
I was wrong. I am not pleased about it at all and I think all Americans should be concerned about this… What do you want me to do, go over and kiss the camera?Bill O'Reilly
He adjudicated the case in a manner I still find perplexing, but which must have been equitable, since it pleased no one.jack vance
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. "Don't complain about growing old many, many people do not have that privilege."Earl Warren
We know that Hong Kong, after the handover to mainland China, has been trying for universal suffrage ... We know that mainland China has made promises and we're of course pleased to see Hong Kong changing in this direction.
But the standing toast that pleased me most Was, "The wind that blows; the ship that goes, And the lass that loves a sailor!"charles dibdin
Though pleased to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.matthew green
* * * Therefore I am wel pleased to take any coulor to defend your honour and hope you wyl remember that who seaketh two strings to one bowe, he may shute strong but neuer strait.
It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people.
The miserly one is never restful; the envious is never pleased; the grumbler is never loyal; the liar has no conscience.
Indeed, faithful is the one who - when pleased and glad, his pleasure does not make him enter into sin and falsehood; and when unhappy and angry, his anger does not oust him from the world of righteousness; and when he gains power, his power does not make him commit excess, nor opression, nor make him go for a thing upon which he does not have any right.
They will get it straight one day at the Sorbonne. We shall return at twilight from the lecture pleased that the irrational is rational.wallace stevens
Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.Oliver Goldsmith