Back to the glass in terror we came,And stared at the writing round the frame.We could not understand one word:And suddenly we thought we heardThe hissing of the snakes again:How could we front them all alone?O, madly we clutched at the mirrored stoneAnd wished we were back on the flowery plain:And swifter than thought and swift as fearThe whole world flashed, and behold we were there.
Stretches, for leagues and leagues, the Wire, A hidden path for a Child of Fire Over its silent spaces sent, Swifter than Ariel ever went, From continent to continent.
In silence sad, Trip we after night's shade: We the globe can compass soon. Swifter than the wand'ring moon.william shakespeare
Thought can wing its way Swifter than lightning-flashes or the beam That hastens on the pinions of the morn.
Saul and Jonathan were lovelyand pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were Swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions? I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!Bible (Old Testament)
Our progress as a nation can be no Swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource.john f. kennedy
My days are Swifter than a post.
The Swifter hand doth the swift words outrun: Before the tongue hath spoke the hand hath done.
On a lonely sword leaned he, Like Arthur on Excalibur In the battle by the sea. To his great gold ear-ring Harold Tugged back the feathered tail, And swift had sprung the arrow, But Swifter sprang the Gael. Whirling the one sword round his head, A great wheel in the sun, He sent it splendid through the sky, Flying before the shaft could fly It smote Earl Harold over the eye, And blood began to run.