Between levity and cheerfulness there is a wide distinction; and the mind which is most open to levity is frequently a stranger to cheerfulness.
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a Stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a Stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.Bible (Old Testament)
When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the Stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.Bible (Old Testament)
Sometimes, I genuinely enjoy having conversations with journalists; enjoying the few moments of intimacy with a Stranger is fascinating to me. But once in a while that backfires and you're suddenly reading something that has a bent on it that you didn't feel was in the least bit a part of the conversation that you thought you were having. Then you get overly protective and say very little and then you come out of the hole again.gillian anderson
A Spring o'erhung with many a flow'r,The grey sand dancing in its bed,Embank'd beneath a Hawthorn bower,Sent forth its waters near my head:A rosy Lass approach'd my view;I caught her blue eye's modest beam:The Stranger nodded 'How d'ye do!'And leap'd across the infant stream.robert bloomfield
People far too easily neglect or abuse us, as soon as we become intimate with them. To live pleasantly, one must almost always remain a Stranger in the crowd.
Jubal... is a devout and fierce individualist in a world filled with cults and bureaucracies, and by novel's end it is he, not Jill nor Mike, that is still a Stranger, still tilting against the windmills. He honestly believes in his own free will, which Mike, Jill, and the Fosterites misinterpret as a pandeistic urge, 'Thou art God!' Mike, by contrast, readily abandons his Martian beliefs for human ones, even as he claims to merely find a congress between them.
I have been a Stranger in a foreign land.
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions; whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our rights and previleges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.
Truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
Stranger, tell the people of Lacedaemon That we who lie here obeyed their commands.
[Being peppered with invitations to travel far and wide to give lectures] has always seemed to me one of the Stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world.j. m. coetzee
He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a Stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.ernest renan
Without comprehension, the immigrant would forever remain shut—a Stranger in America. Until America can release the heart as well as train the hand of the immigrant, he would forever remain driven back upon himself, corroded by the very richness of the unused gifts within his soul.anzia yezierska
I have been a Stranger in a strange land.
Men always talk about the most important things to total strangers . It is because in the total Stranger we perceive man himself; the image of God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of the wisdom of a moustache.gilbert keith chesterton
Were a Stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would show him, as a specimen of its ills, a hospital full of diseases, a prison crowded with malefactors and debtors, a field of battle strewed with carcasses, a fleet foundering in the ocean, a nation languishing under tyranny, famine, or pestilence. To turn the gay side of life to him, and give him a notion of its pleasures; whither should I conduct him? to a ball, to an opera, to court? He might justly think, that I was only showing him a diversity of distress and sorrow.David Hume
Truth would quickly cease to be Stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.h. l. mencken
You may set the Negro free, but you cannot make him otherwise than an alien to the European. Nor is this all we scarcely acknowledge the common features of humanity in this Stranger whom slavery has brought among us. His physiognomy is to our eyes hideous, his understanding weak, his tastes low; and we are almost inclined to look upon him as a being intermediate between man and the brutes.alexis de tocqueville
Thou art mine, thou hast given thy word, Close, close in my arms thou art clinging; Alone for my ear thou art singing A song which no Stranger hath heard: But afar from me yet, like a bird, Thy soul in some region unstirr'd On its mystical circuit is winging.edmund clarence stedman
Hail, guest, we ask not what thou art; If friend, we greet thee, hand and heart; If Stranger, such no longer be; If foe, our love shall conquer thee.
I think it is not best for us to declare our opinions by piece-meals, but upon all the case together, and as you are a Stranger to the return, so are we; and there be many precedents and acts of Parliament not printed, which we must see.
Interference with the course of justice by a Stranger to the suit, a high public injury.
By Jove the Stranger and the poor are sent, And what to those we give, to Jove is lent.homer