There is another form of temptation, more complex in its peril. … It originates in an appetite for knowledge . … From this malady of curiosity are all those strange sights exhibited in the theatre. Hence do we proceed to search out the secret powers of nature (which is beside our end), which to know profits not, and wherein men desire nothing but to know.
Somehow that was one of the most poignant sights that immaculate woman, exquisitely dressed, and caked in blood.Lady Bird Johnson
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds Exhilarate the spirit, and restore The tone of languid Nature.william cowper
There is another form of temptation, more complex in its peril. … It originates in an appetite for knowledge. … From this malady of curiosity are all those strange sights exhibited in the theatre. Hence do we proceed to search out the secret powers of nature (which is beside our end), which to know profits not, and wherein men desire nothing but to know.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells And sights, before the dark of reason grows.
Thisgreat College, of this ancient University, has seen some strange sights. It has seen Wordsworth drunk and Porson sober. And here am I, a better poet than Porson, and a better scholar than Wordsworth, betwixt and between.
This extremely interesting girl, after giving me a single glance from her beautiful eyes, stubbornly refused to look at me again. My vanity at once made me think that it was only so that I would be at full liberty to study her impeccable beauty. It was on this girl that I instantly set my sights, as if all Europe were only a seraglio provided for my pleasures.giacomo casanova
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.marie curie
Of all the sights and sounds which attracted me on my first arrival to live in London in the mid-thirties, one combined operation left a lingering, individual spell. I naturally went to Hyde Park to hear the orators, the best of the many free entertainments on offer in the capital. I heard the purest milk of the world flowing, then as now, from the platform of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.michael foot
Riding through the city on my bike all day Cause the filth took away my license It doesn't get me down and I feel OK Cause the sights that I'm seeing are priceless Everything seems to look as it should But I wonder what goes on behind doors A fella looking dapper, but he's sitting with a slapper Then I see it's a pimp and his crack whore.lily allen
There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.j. m. barrie
If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.Alan Bennett
And now good morrow to our waking souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room, an everywhere. Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone, Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown, Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.john donne
There are few lonelier sights than a good comedian being funny in a movie that doesn't know what funny is.roger ebert
The work deserved its success for its own merits, for despite the narration of many marvellous sights, the author remained urbane and tolerant. He was a superb storyteller with a vivid imagination, who was able to combine the novel with the familiar, and moral exhortation with entertainment.
Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
You can behold such sights, And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks, When mine is blanch'd with fear.william shakespeare
And see all sights from pole to pole, And glance, and nod, and bustle by, And never once possess our soul Before we die.Matthew Arnold
The synthesis of pure, calming food is breathing pure air, listening to good sounds, looking at good sights, and touching pure objects.
The mysteries that cups of flowers infold And'all the gorgeous sights which fairies do behold.william wordsworth
Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights, A brief wherein all marvels summèd lie, Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store, Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more.robert southwell
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, Exhilarate the spirit, and restore The tone of languid Nature.william cowper