So clomb this first grand thief into God's fold: So since into his church lewd hirelings climb. Thence up he flew, and on theTree of Life, The middle tree and highest there that grew, Sat like a cormorant.
I've taken stuff from people, too. You know though, if you steal from one person, you're just a thief. But if you steal from everyone, that's research.Dino Scatena
And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedecked halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall.edgar allan poe
" And now that Thou has restored to me the knowledge of Thyself, O Lord, let thy pardon fall on me, since Thy infinite mercy is not better known in anything than in pardoning a Dismas (the traditional name of the good thief) on the Cross and a Dominicus Corea on the gallows. If in Hell there is room for sinners, in Heaven also there is room for penitents."dominicus corea
Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.john updike
Mountains hide the wolf as the night hides the thief.
The poor man who takes property by force is called a thief, but the creditor who can by legislation make a debtor pay a dollar twice as large as he borrowed is lauded as the friend of a sound currency. The man who wants the people to destroy the Government is an anarchist, but the man who wants the Government to destroy the people is a patriot.william jennings bryan
Life everywhere is in vast and endless variety. So it is with life eternal, that gift of God, constituting, in its length and breadth and height and depth, the reward of the righteous. The penitent, dying thief is not going into heaven like the triumphant, dying Paul.herrick johnson
The last business of Christ's life was the saving of a poor penitent thief.dwight l. moody
On second thought, maybe the atheist cannot find God, for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.
A clumsy wolf will frighten the sheep away, a clumsy thief will be caught.
The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.
Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroysmy property, and kills or threatenstokill me or those that are in it, and to'bind me in all cases whatsoever'to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?thomas paine
A legal thief, a bloodless murderer,A fiend incarnate, a false usurer.joseph hall
Jenny kissed me when we met,Jumping from the chair she sat in;Time, you thief, who love to getSweets into your list, put that in.Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,Say that health and wealth have missed me;Say I'm growing old, but addJenny kissed me.leigh hunt
Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, The superstitious atheist.Robert Browning
No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows.
Odd, isn't it, that a thief and a vagabond should repent, when so many who are rich and secure remain hard and frivolous, and without fruit for God or man?gilbert keith chesterton
There is one case of death-bed repentance recorded the penitent thief that no one should despair; and only one, that no one should presume.
The thief upon the cross and the beloved John were alike complete in Christ.
Prometheus, thief of light, giver of light, bound by the gods, must have been a book.
She took a step and didn't want to take any more, but she did.markus zusak
The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try.william shakespeare
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.Edward Young
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.