A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues, that syllable men's names On sands, and shores, and desert wildernesses.
The Irish, as a race, have the oral tradition in their blood. A direct question to them is an anathema, but in other cases, a mere syllable of a hero's name will elicit whole chapters of stories.p. l. travers
I attacked with great resolution the editorial matter, and, reading it from beginning to end without understanding a syllable, conceived the possibility of its being Chinese, and so re-read it from the end to the beginning, but with no more satisfactory result.edgar allan poe
I call God to record against the day we shall appear before our Lord Jesus, that I never altered one syllable of God's Word against my conscience, nor would do this day, if all that is in earth, whether it be honor, pleasure, or riches, might be given me.william tyndale
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names.john milton
How many quarrels, and how important, has the doubt as to the meaning of this syllable "Hoc" produced for the world!Michel de Montaigne
In the w:UpanishadTarasara Upanishad, Yagnyavalkya teaches Bharadwaja the right use of a certain mantra – aum -namo –narayanaaya - which consists of eight syllables. Each separate syllable symbolizes aspects of Transcendence ( Brahma , Vishnu , etc) or archetypal MIND energies.
Although Hinduism has no official symbol, the religious symbol most sacred to most Hindus is the mythical syllable Om [also spelled aum]...the symbol is composed of equivalent of our letter a, u, and m. Although as a syllable it has no literal meaning, Om symbolizes the fundamental hidden reality of the universe and is the basic spiritual sound the universe makes, particularly the sound of World Soul.
I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.Henry David Thoreau