Nothing embitters my old age [like] the circulation of absurd stories that I retire as civilization advances, that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now even when old, I seek to retire beyond the second Alleganies.
shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
Pleasures of worse natures Are gladly entertained, and they that shun us Practice in private sports the stews would blush at.Philip Massinger
From the sweet thoughts of home And from all hope I was forever hurled. For me — farthest from earthiy port to roam Was best, could I but shun the spot where man might come.william wordsworth
Perhaps the author cited is one of those, who, shunning the practice of the world, have taught the world to shun return! whose poetry is too finely spun, whose philosophy is too and mystified for popular demand: perhaps we have experienced feeling which Mr. Wordsworth alludes to, in a poem worthy of simplicity and loneliness of the sentiment "Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure; Sighed to think I read a book Only read perhaps by me! "samuel laman blanchard
I live in the crowd of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.samuel johnson
No living man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.homer
By the Lord before whom this sanctuary is holy, I will to N. be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns, according to the laws of God and the order of the world. Nor will I ever with will or action, through word or deed, do anything which is unpleasing to him, on condition that he will hold to me as I shall deserve it, and that he will perform everything as it was in our agreement when I submitted myself to him and chose his will.
How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sunEdward Young
When I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.william shakespeare
What Conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do; This teach me more than Hell to shun, That more than Heav'n pursue.Alexander Pope
Timely advis'd, the coming evil shun: Better not do the deed, than weep it done.Matthew Prior
The tulip is a courtly quean, Whom, therefore, I will shun.thomas hood
He bought a Bible of the new translation, And in his life he show'd great reformation; He walkèd mannerly and talked meekly; He heard three lectures and two sermons weekly; He vow'd to shun all companions unruly, And in his speech he used no oath but "truly;" And zealously to keep the Sabbath's rest.
Some future strain, in which the muse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.Edward Young
The dews of the evening most carefully shun; Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
The state protects Islam ; it implements its Shari'ah; it orders people to do right and shun evil; it fulfills the duty regarding God's call.
We push time from us, and we wish him back; * * * * * * Life we think long and short; death seek and shun.Edward Young
This restless world Is full of chances, which by habit's power To learn to bear is easier than to shun.john armstrong
O you who believe, intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the devils work; so shun it that you may succeed. The devil desires only to create enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you back from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then keep back?
O, that way madness lies; let me shun that; No more of that.
shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker.
Eschew the monumental. shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.ernest hemingway