Time , beneath whose influence the pyramids moulder into dust, and the flinty rocks decay, does not and cannot destroy a fact , nor strip a truth of one portion of its essential importance.
Portugal converted a portion of India to the Catholic religion with the arms of her soldiers, with the blood of her martyrs, with the miracles of her saints, and with the fires of her Inquisition. Those who were vanquished in this struggle became Christians and Portuguese. England might imitate the example, except as regards force.francisco luís gomes
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.lafayette, gilbert du motier, marquis de
Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril and no one can wholly predict what will emerge in its place.john dewey
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends.
The Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...jane addams
They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest Uncoffined just as found: His landmark is a kopje-crest That breaks the veldt around; And foreign constellations west Each night above his mound. Young Hodge the Drummer never knew Fresh from his Wessex home The meaning of the broad Karoo, The Bush, the dusty loam, And why uprose to nightly view Strange stars amid the gloam. Yet portion of that unknown plain Will Hodge forever be; His homely Northern breast and brain Grow to some Southern tree, And strange-eyed constellations reign His stars eternally.thomas hardy
[L]ife, individual or collective, personal or historic, is the one entity in the universe whose substance is compact of danger, of adventure. It is, in the strict sense of the word, drama. … [T]he primary, radical meaning of life appears when it is employed in the sense not of biology, but of biography. For the very strong reason that the whole of biology is quite definitely only a chapter in certain biographies, it is what biologists do in the portion of their lives open to biography.josé ortega y gasset
The rhetorical power of the narratives is obviously lost by means of propositional paraphrase, as is a portion of their meaning.
Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverend than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
He wales a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God !" he says, with solemn air.Robert Burns
I live not in myself, but I become portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.lord byron
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.
That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered, acts Of kindness and of love.william wordsworth
The domestic life of most classes is relatively shabby, as compared with the éclat of that overt portion of their life that is carried on before the eyes of observers.thorstein veblen
...but every lyarMust have his portion in the lakeThat burns with brimstone and with fire.Isaac Watts
Sarojini Naidu:;: Kingly was Deshbandhu Das in every impulse and gesture of his life, royal alike in the splendour of his bounty and the splendour of his renunciation. As the idol of the nation he served with unsurpassing devotion. To the generations of tomorrow, he will grow into a radiant figure of historic legend and romance, a vital portion of epic beauty and grandeur of their spiritual heritage.chittaranjan das
He is a portion of the loveliness Which once he made more lovely.Percy Bysshe Shelley
In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
Exclusively of the abstract science, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Let one unceasing, earnest prayer Be, too, for light, for strength to bear Our portion of the weight of care, That crushes into dumb despair One half the human race.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and Founder of society.Edmund Burke
Set not your heart upon the world, since God hath not made it your portion.