My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thine happiness That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, In some melodious plot Of beechen green, and shadows numberless, Singest of summer in full-throated ease.john keats
But what are kings, when regiment isgone, But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?Christopher Marlowe
What is divinity if it can come Only in silent shadows and in dreams?wallace stevens
I verily believe that a man’s way with women is in inverse ratio to his prowess among men. The weakling and the saphead have often great ability to charm the fair sex, while the fighting man who can face a thousand real dangers unafraid, sits hiding in the shadows like some frightened child.Edgar Rice Burroughs
Even in art, there is no light without shadows, and no shadows are cast without some light. Even the shadow of Adolf Hitler is accompanied by some light.hans frank
There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.indira gandhi
Aristotle Onassis rescued me at a moment when my life was engulfed with shadows. He brought me into a world where one could find both happiness and love. We lived through many beautiful experiences together which cannot be forgotten, and for which I will be eternally grateful.jacqueline kennedy onassis
What folly can be ranker. Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.Edward Young
Events cast long shadows before. One such event would be a war. But how are shadows to be seen When total darkness fills the screen?bertolt brecht
Gentlemen, the melancholy event of yesterday reads to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman, who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of contest, whilst his desires were as warm, and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us, what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.Edmund Burke
That memorable day died in purple and gold, and just as the last traces of the sunset faded in the west and the star-lilies filled the sky, the full moon looked down over the rim of the valley, and the great rocks, catching the silvery glow, came forth out of the dusky shadows like very spirits.john muir
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings always darker, emptier, simpler.friedrich nietzsche
Man is his own star, and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate. Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts, our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
What He tells thee in the darkness, Weary watcher for the day, Grateful lip and heart should utter When the shadows flee away.
I sit cross-legged on the rock The valleys and streams are cold and damp Sitting quietly is beautiful The cliffs are lost in mist and fog I rest happily in this place At dusk the tree shadows are low I look into my mindA white lotus emerges from the dark mudhanshan
To the Christian, these shades are the golden haze which heaven's light makes, when it meets the earth, and mingles with its shadows.
As shadows attend substances, so words follow upon things.richard chenevix trench
Discretion is a science of understanding, to discern between falsity and truth, between wrong and right, between shadows and substance, between equity and colourable glosses and pretences, and not to do according to their (men's) wills, and private affections; for, as one saith, talis discretio diseretionem conundit?
Some there be that shadows kiss; Such have but a shadow's bliss.william shakespeare
Oil, when shall the night be gone, the shadows flee away, and the morning of that long, long day, without cloud or night, dawn.
How joyously the young sea-mew Lay dreaming on the waters blue, Whereon our little bark had thrown A little shade, the only one; But shadows ever man pursue.
Where deep and misty shadows float In forest's depths is heard thy note. Like a lost spirit, earthbound still, Art thou, mysterious whip-poor-will.
shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween!Dexter Kozen
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.