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 .
O that the spirit could remain tinged but untarnished by its strain!
And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience to attain To something like prophetic strain.john milton
He died, Who was the Sire of an immortal strain, Blind, old and lonely.Percy Bysshe Shelley
He was known to his countrymen as the Nightingale, but his own sweet-sounding name of Bird's-meadow (Vogelweide) suggests even more directly the pure, true, flute-like strain which he poured into Europe’s choir of voices.walther von der vogelweide
On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they [the Colonies] raised their flag against a power to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome in the height of her glory is not to be compared — a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drumbeat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.Daniel Webster
Blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
When panting sighs the bosom fill, And hands by chance united thrill At once with one delicious pain The pulses and the nerves of twain; When eyes that erst could meet with ease, Do seek, yet, seeking, shyly shun Ecstatic conscious unison, The sure beginnings, say, be these Prelusive to the strain of love Which angels sing in heaven above?arthur hugh clough
Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.john milton
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.john updike
Hark, hark! I hear The strain of strutting chanticleer Cry, cock-a-diddle-dow.william shakespeare
Sweetest the strain when in the song The singer has been lost.
A power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697
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
And so no force, however great, Can strain a cord, however fine, Into a horizontal line That shall be absolutely straight.william whewell
I have fixed my eyes on the spaces that heaven ’s light illuminates , that I may not lay too heavy a strain on the indulgence with which you have accompanied me over the dreary and heartbreaking course by which men have passed to freedom ; and because the light that has guided us is still unquenched, and the causes that have carried us so far in the van of free nations have not spent their power; because the story of the future is written in the past, and that which hath been is the same thing that shall be.
He was known to his countrymen as the Nightingale, but his own sweet-sounding name of Bird's-meadow ( Vogelweide ) suggests even more directly the pure, true, flute-like strain which he poured into Europe’s choir of voices.
In a sadly pleasing strain, let the warbling lute complain.Alexander Pope