Between levity and cheerfulness there is a wide distinction; and the mind which is most open to levity is frequently a stranger to cheerfulness.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend , even a Stranger, when in a lonely place.tecumseh
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)
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."
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
The first thing I remember about the world and I pray that it may be the last is that I was a Stranger in it. This feeling, which everyone has in some degree, and which is, at once, the glory and desolation of homo sapiens , provides the only thread of consistency that I can detect in my life.Malcolm Muggeridge
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.
In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.enoch powell
No ancient people have had a Stranger history than the Jews. … The history of no ancient people should be so valuable, if we could only recover it and understand it. … Stranger still, the ancient religion of the Jews survives, when all the religions of every ancient race of the pre-Christian world have disappeared … Again it is strange that the living religions of the world all build on religious ideas derived from the Jews. …. The great matter is not “What happened?” but “Why did it happen?” Why does Judaism live?
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.robert a. heinlein
Programming with libxml2 is like the thrilling embrace of an exotic Stranger.mark pilgrim
A Stranger hereStrange things doth meet, strange glories see;Strange treasures lodg'd in this fair world appear,Strange all and new to me;But that they mine should be who nothing was,That strangest is of all; yet brought to pass.thomas traherne
It was as if he were watching a tall Stranger with a wand pointing to the embarrassed phantom that was himself, and ruthlessly exposing its frailties! And yet that pitiless showman was himself too himself as he wanted to be, cheerful, brave, resourceful, indomitable.john buchan
“The mission I am on overrides all personal debts and loyalties.” “If so,” said the Stranger with fierce certainty, “it is an immoral mission.”ursula k. le guin
The man who is satisfied, because he thinks he is safe, who feels that he has religion enough, because he thinks he has enough to save him from hell, is as ignorant of the power as he is a Stranger to the consolation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.gardiner spring
Between levity and cheerfulness there is a wide distinction; and the mind which is most open to levity is frequently a Stranger to cheerfulness.
You hail from Dream-land, Dragon-fly? A Stranger hither? So am I, And (sooth to say) I wonder why We either of us came!
I have been a Stranger in a strange land.
Enter Stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn.
The true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a Stranger.george santayana