Les Faux Monnayeurs [The Counterfeiters] (1925)Often misquoted as "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."Frequently misattributed to Christopher Columbus.
Young men mend not their sight by using old men's spectacles.john donne
What a wonderful sight, a full housemy mother would have loved it!
The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.natalie clifford barney
If you love the good thing vitally, enough to give up for it all that one must give up, then you must hate the cheap thing just as hard. I tell you, there is such a thing as creative hate! A contempt that drives you through fire, makes you risk everything and lose everything, makes you a long sight better than you ever knew you could be.willa cather
And then, for an old man like me, it's not exactly right,This kind o' playing soldier with no enemy in sight.bret harte
The inauguration went off very well except that the Vice President Elect was too drunk to perform his duties and disgraced himself and the Senate by making a drunken foolish speech. I was never so mortified in my life, had I been able to find a hole I would have dropped through it out of sight.andrew johnson
Pat Robertson at a national convention, equipped with delegates, certainly remains a terrible sight. He is a charlatan of Chaucerian dimensions.Martin Louis Amis
Behold a silly tender babe,In freezing winter night,In homely manger trembling lies;Alas! a piteous sight.robert southwell
Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.william wordsworth
We understood Her by her sight; her pure, and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say, her body thought.john donne
There is, however, in art another kind of external similarity which is founded on a fundamental truth. When there is a similarity of inner tendency in the whole moral and spiritual atmosphere, a similarity of ideals, at first closely pursued but later lost to sight, a similarity in the inner feeling of any one period to that of another, the logical result will be a revival of the external forms which served to express those inner feelings in an earlier age.wassily kandinsky
In heav'n, the saint nor pity feels, nor care, For those thus sentenced - pity might disturb The delicate sense and most divine repose Of spiritus angelical Blessed be God, The measure of his judgments is not fixed By man's erroneous standard. He discerns No such inordinate difference and vast Betwixt the sinner and the saint, to doom Such disproportion'd fates. Compared with him, No man on earth is holy called: they best Stand in his sight approved, who at his feet Their little crowns of virtue cast, and yield, To him of his own works the praise, his due.Charles Lamb
Look, ye wretches, take your fill of the fair sight.Plato
She tended to keep her eyes half closed, as if full sight of the world’s absurdity might be too much to bear.joan slonczewski
For those out on the water it provided a bizarre soundtrack to a sight that so many would only be able to describe as “like watching a moving picture.”steve turner
For sight is woman-like and shuns the old. (Ah! he can see enough, when years are told, Who backwards looks.)victor hugo
Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings but himself, That hideous sight, a naked human heart.Edward Young
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.Sam Levenson
Ye have lost a child nay, she is not lost to you, who is found to Christ; she is not sent away, but only sent before; like unto a star, which going out of our sight, doth not die and vanish, but shineth in another hemisphere.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties .
The infirmity of human intelligence is short sight. In too many cases, the wiseacres are dunces of a sort, who lose sight of the simplicity of things, and stifle and obscure it with formulae and trivialities. It is the small things that one learns from books, not the great ones.
For one cannot serve the national spirit merely by getting a lump in the throat whenever one catches sight of the Union Jack, or by seeing red when a newspaper reports that some foreign power has acted aggressively towards England. These reactions bear the same relation to true love of country that a chance encounter between a man and a woman who meet in the street bears to a happy marriage.rebecca west
Oh, Christ! it is a goodly sight to see What Heaven hath done for this delicious land!lord byron
Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.