from Mistral's Kiss
The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay; Sat by his fire, and talked the night away, Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and show'd how fields were won.Oliver Goldsmith
In his 1916 essay "The Exceptions", Sigmund Freud interprets Richard's opening soliloquy saying "we all demand reparation for early wounds to our narcissism, our self-love."Reza Baraheni
O thou, the friend of man assigned, With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe: When first Distress with dagger keen Broke forth to waste his destined scene, His wild unsated foe!william collins
No loss there of life human, but benches and chairs Had legs broken; such wounds, too, the long table bears, Stripped of cloths and of covers, fell on the plates dying, Wet with wine, as a knight on bloody bucklers lying, Among numerous chickens and turkeys stripped nude, From whose breasts, transfixed lately, forks stiffly protrude.
Through me the energy policy of the whole Common Market is being held up. Without opening old wounds, it pleases me no end.tony benn
It is not wise to open old wounds.
How much we’ll tell down there, how much, and how very different we’ll appear. What we protect here like sleepless guards, wounds and secrets locked inside us, protect with such great anxiety day after day, we’ll disclose freely and clearly down there.constantine p. cavafy
Inevitably, whenever Israel takes action to protect themselves against openly genocidal Arab terror gangs, the accusations start bubbling up from antisemitic sewers that Israel is using diabolical weapons never seen before by mankind, evil chemicals that cause bizarre mutations and/or mysterious wounds.charles foster johnson
wounds to the pride are remembered long after wounds to the flesh.robert jordan
The capture of Simbirsk, my home town, is a wonderful tonic, the best treatment for my wounds. I feel a new lease of life and energy.
One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.aldo leopold
The love of Christ both wounds and heals , it fascinates and frightens , it kills and makes alive , it draws and repulses . There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart .
So much his courage and his mercy strive, He wounds to cure, and conquers to forgive.Matthew Prior
It was possible to live under the regulations established by Sir George [Cockburn], but now we are tortured to death by pin-point wounds.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.lord byron
Show you sweet Cæsar's wounds, poor, poor dumb mouths, And bid them speak for me.william shakespeare
Come, now again, thy woes impart, Tell all thy sorrows, all thy sin; We cannot heal the throbbing heart Till we discern the wounds within.George Crabbe
As quick as lightning, in the breach Just in the place where honour's lodged, As wise philosophers have judged, Because a kick in that place more Hurts Honour than deep wounds before.
Variant translations: Time heals all wounds. Time assuages sorrow.
I approach these questions unwillingly, as it wounds, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.
Great is the power of habit . It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain .
...whatever our ignorance left to itself, and whatever the wounds that other human beings are, we ought to study ourselves with a sort of devotion.