In the beginning, said a Persian poet, Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgam it was a woman.
Kerala 's capital Tiruvanathapuram or Trivandrum which is infinitely easier to say and write was named after the serpent God Anantha, on whom Lord Vishnu reclines.
The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.isoroku yamamoto
To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done.robert jordan
Padmanabha Swamy temple located inside the East Fort, this Vaishnava temple is very famous attracting devotees from all parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu sleeping on Anantha, the serpent king, this temple is a rare blend of Dravidian architecture and the Kerala style.
What, would'st thou have a serpent sting thee twice?william shakespeare
The dragon-green, the luminous, the dark, the serpent- haunted sea.james elroy flecker
And now, when I have summed up all my store, Thinking (so I myself deceive) So rich a chaplet thence to weave As never yet the King of Glory wore, Alas! I find the serpent old, That, twining in his speckled breast, About the flowers disguised does fold With wreaths of fame and interest.Andrew Marvell
I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens.emily brontë
Now I will show myselfTo have more of the serpent than the dove;That is—more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Who grasp'd at earthly fame, Grasped wind: nay, worse, a serpent grasped that through His hand slid smoothly, and was gone; but left A sting behind which wrought him endless pain.robert pollok
"To which god must I sacrifice in order to heal?" To which of the warring serpents should I turn with the problem that now faces me? It is easy, and tempting, to choose the god of Science. Now I would not for a moment have you suppose that I am one of those idiots who scorns Science, merely because it is always twisting and turning, and sometimes shedding its skin, like the serpent that is its symbol. It is a powerful god indeed but it is what the students of ancient gods called a shape-shifter, and sometimes a trickster.Robertson Davies
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on."julia ward howe
Come purge my soul, Thou Master of my days, Of vain and empty words, of idle ways, Of base ambition and the urge to rule; That hidden serpent that corrupts a fool; and grant me, Lord, to see my sins alone. That I not call my brother to atone; Make chaste my heart and lend me from above Thy fortitude, humility, and love.
The book of Mark in the Bible's New Testament calls serpent handling one of the "signs" that true believers must follow.
Today, two serpent motifs are commonly used to symbolize the practice and profession of medicine . Internationally, the most popular symbol of medicine is the single serpententwined staff of Asklepios (Latin, Aesculapius ), the ancient Greco-Roman god of medicine.
Any other ’spell’ or ‘fascination’ or attraction might be attributed to a soporific or paralytic rather than a pleasurable influence; and arising from noxious breath of a venomous serpent or the fixity of its eyes, never blinking.
O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?william shakespeare
He seems to have been a serpent of serpents in the bosom of all the nineties . That in itself endears him to one.
Hier auprès de Charenton Un serpent morait Jean Fréron, Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva? Ce fut le serpent qui creva.
To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't.william shakespeare
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright: at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
We were ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God .