There's a pang in all rejoicing,And a joy in the heart of pain;And the wind that saddens, the sea that gladdens,Are singing the selfsame strain.
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain,And the anguish of the singer marks the sweetness of the strain.
I don't think anyone now really understands the planetisation of mankind , really understands the new world order emerging through all this period of strain and pain and contradiction, so more than ever, we need to have an internal sense of navigation .
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Words strain, Crack and sometimes break, under the burden, Under the tension, slip, slide, perish, Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, Will not stay still.
Beneath the strain of expectation even the little iced sugar cakes upon the tea-table looked green with worry.
A Court has no right to strain the law because it causes hardship.coleridge, john, 1st baron coleridge
When the captain throws out his sheet-anchor, and the ship "rides at anchor," as it is called, there is a great strain on every link of that chain; and if one bad link breaks, off goes the anchor, and the ship is driven before the winds, and may be destroyed. Now, our character is very much like the chain; one bad piece vitiates and spoils it. So we must have a pure character.john hall
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.florence king
The foolish oft times teach the wise: I strain too much this string of life, belike, Meaning to make such music as shall save. Mine eyes are dim now that they see the truth, My strength is waned now that my need is most; Would that I had such help as man must have, For I shall die, whose life was all men's hope.edwin arnold
Let echo, too, perform her part, Prolonging every note with art; And in a low expiring strain, Play all the concert o'er again.joseph addison
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge ."Isaac Asimov
The nervous strain was far heavier in the case of our men who carried out the executions than in that of their victims. From the psychological point of view they had a terrible time.paul blobel
Nought but a lovely sighing of the wind Along the reedy stream; a half-heard strain, Full of sweet desolation balmy pain.john keats
It is obvious that a whiteguard insurrection is being prepared in Nizhni. You must strain every effort, appoint three men with dictatorial powers (yourself, Markin and one other), organise immediately mass terror, shoot and deport the hundreds of prostitutes who are making drunkards of the soldiers, former officers and the like.Vladimir Lenin
Modern engineers, after having erected a viaduct, insist upon subjecting it to a severe strain by a formal trial trip, before allowing it to be opened for public traffic; and it would almost seem that God, in employing moral agents for the carrying out of His purposes, secures that they shall be tested by some dreadful ordeal, before He fully commits to them the work which He wishes them to perform.
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain, And the anguish of the singer marks the sweetness of the strain.
There is a jewel which no Indian mines can buy, No chymic art can counterfeit; It makes men rich in greatest poverty, Makes water wine; turns wooden cups to gold; The homely whistle to sweet music's strain, Seldom it comes; to few from Heaven sent, That much in little, all in naught, Content.
The more a man thinks the better adapted he becomes to thinking , and education is nothing if it is not the methodical creation of the habit of thinking. Precisely. Theoretically, education is a mental training aiming at greater intellectual elasticity, but the question is whether education does not often strain, instead of train, a mind.
A Court has no right to strain the law because it causes hardship.
Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.john milton
The idea that the UN system could provide real leadership on the great development challenges will strain credulity in some quarters.
strain your brain more than your eye... You can copy a thing to a certain limit. Then you must use intellect.thomas eakins