If the street life, not the Whitechapel street life, but that of the common but so-called respectable part of town is in any city more gloomy, more ugly, more grimy, more cruel than in London, I certainly don't care to see it. Sometimes it occurs to one that possibly all the failures of this generation, the world over, have been suddenly swept into London, for the streets are a restless, breathing, malodorous pageant of the seedy of all nations.
One of our great poets is sunk in his reputation, because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way; but Swept like a drag-net, great and small. There wasplentyenough, butthedisheswereill-sorted; whole pyramids of sweetmeats, for boys and women; but little of solid meat for men.john dryden
This little steamer, like all her brave and battered sisters, is immortal. She'll go sailing proudly down the years in the epic of Dunkirk. And our great-great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then Swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.John Priestly
"In all these countries, (Özal Swept his hand across the map from Afghanistan to Algeria) too many people have too little hope."turgut Özal
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be Swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth.Mahatma Gandhi
The wind Swept, cold and pure, cut against our faces whistled in our ears filled our eyes with tears, but all unheeded as we gazed at the marvel stretched before us. For all doubts faded and fears were dispelled as before us stretched immortality, purification, a revelation of the world as God sees it, where no man has stepped to mar it.
When I was a lad I served a term As office boy to an attorney's firm. I cleaned the windows and I Swept the floor, And I polished up the handle of the big front door. I polished up that handle so carefullee That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
A feeling of emulsion Swept over me.
Here on Earth there was undoubtedly a Christ. One of the reasons he Swept in so suddenly and he would go forward so hard is, he had a good assist in back of him in terms of an implant.l. ron hubbard
There rise authors now and then, who seem proof against the mutability of language, because they have rooted themselves in the unchanging principles of human nature. They are like gigantic trees that we sometimes see on the banks of a stream; which, by their vast and deep roots, penetrating through the mere surface, and laying hold on the very foundations of the earth, preserve the soil around them from being Swept away by the ever-flowing current, and hold up many a neighboring plant, and perhaps worthless weed, to perpetuity.washington irving
The people will not rest until the Pahlavi rule has been Swept away and all traces of tyranny have disappeared. As long as the Shah's satanic power prevails, not a single true representative of the people can possibly be elected.ruhollah khomeini
The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. You're not Swept up in the trivialities of a nation. You can concentrate on the serious matters.julian assange
tire swift Swept front ly and lie and lane againstcharles bernstein
None believe in me neither wilt thou. But no matter within the compass of a month thou shalt be free; and more, the laws that have dishonoured thee, and shamed the English name, shall be Swept from the statute books. The world is made wrong; kings should go to school to their own laws, at times, and so learn mercy.mark twain
O that our souls could scale a height like this, A mighty mountain Swept o'er by the bleak Keen winds of heaven; and, standing on that peak Above the blinding clouds of prejudice , Would we could see all truly as it is; The calm eternal truth would keep us meek.robinson jeffers
It was not that the figure had been removed, not that the figures had been Swept away, but the symbols for the figures, and in turn the shapes in the later canvases were substitutes for the figures.. ..these new shapes say.. ..what the symbols said. (Rothko, explaining Seitz his new way of painting during the mid-1940s)mark rothko
Far too many people have been Swept into the post-9/11 system of fear that is the basis of all public policy these days.
The imagination of these conquered peoples was dazzled by the introduction of Greek art, literature, philosophy, and public works. Though the successors of Alexander were unable to maintain the political control of the lands he conquered, and though successive waves of Roman, Arabian, and Tartar conquests Swept over these lands in succeeding centuries, none of the later conquerors has been able wholly to eradicate the influence of Greek culture, nor to exterminate that element of population which was of Greek blood.
Where's the cook? is supper ready, the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs Swept?william shakespeare
Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan possess an ocean-like expansiveness, with many of the ocean's noblest traits... they are Swept by Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew.Herman Melville
The rout of fascism, in which the Soviet Union played the decisive role, generated a mighty tide of socio-political changes which Swept across the globe.
Be not Swept off your feet by the vividness of the impression, but say, "Impression, wait for me a little. Let me see what you are and what you represent. Let me try you."
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God Swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. (1:1-3)