I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When strait a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes and dogs.
Then were the entrances of this world made narrow, full of sorrow and travail: they are but fewand evil, full of perils, and very painful. For the entrances of the elder world were wide and sure, and brought immortal fruit. If then they that live labour not to enter these strait and vain things, they can never receive those that are laid up for them.Bible (Apocrypha)
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.W(illiam) E(rnest) Henley
For a good man to realize that it is better to be whole than to be good is to enter on a strait and narrow path compared to which his previous rectitude was flowery license.
Orientation in time, space, and status are the essentials of social existence, and the Balinese, although they make very strong spirits for ceremonial occasions, with a few startling exceptions resist alcohol, because if one drinks one loses one's orientation. Orientation is felt as a protection rather than as a strait jacket and its loss provokes extreme anxiety.Margaret Mead
Improvement makes strait roads: but the crooked roads without Improvement are roads of Genius .
In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed, and the boldest staggered.Edmund Burke
Close by a rock, of less enormous height, Breaks the wild waves, and forms a dangerous strait; Full on its crown, a fig's green branches rise, And shoot a leafy forest to the skies.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
* * * Therefore I am wel pleased to take any coulor to defend your honour and hope you wyl remember that who seaketh two strings to one bowe, he may shute strong but neuer strait.
Both the 228 Incident (White Terror in Taiwan) and the June 4 Incident (Tiananmen Square Incident in Beijing) are like mirrors, reminding the leaders on both sides of the Taiwan strait to engage in soul-searching and learn lessons.
Since 1949, China has been temporarily divided, and each side of the Taiwan strait is administered by a separate political entity. This is an objective reality.
The two sides of the Taiwan strait will deepen cross-strait exchanges, and it will be difficult to continue such exchanges without representative offices.
The people on both sides of the Taiwan strait are all Chinese by ethnicity. Cross-strait relations are not international relations. Each side acknowledges the existence of "one China", but maintains its own interpretation based on the 1992 Consensus.
We should cement political trust between the two sides of the Taiwan strait and continue to define cross-strait relations under the 'one China' framework. Cross-strait relations are special relations.