Quotations that match 'ancient'.The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.
[ Ancient Century Culture Destroyed Emperor Essential Existed Features Germanic Invasions Longer May Mediterranean Neither Nor Regarded Roman Still Time Truly Unity West World]
I believe all religions are becoming obsolete, clinging to ancient concepts.
[ Ancient Becoming Believe Clinging Concepts Obsolete Religions]
Ancient eschatological texts are actually maps of the inner territories of the psyche that seem to transcend race and culture and originate in the collective unconscious.
[ Actually Ancient Collective Culture Inner Maps Originate Psyche Race Seem Territories Texts Transcend Unconscious]
There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given.
[ Ancient Between Given Improve Savor Tension Wanting World]
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
[ Ancient Believe Date Divorce However Marriage More Nearly Probably Same Some Weeks]
The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another.
[ Almost Ancient Another Belongs Civilised Class Code Concerned Diffused Distant Epochs Every Far Largely Nation Over Roman Sample Show Them Were Which Widely World Worlds]
The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
[ Already Ancient Composition Greeks Mind Objects Occupied Perceptible Question Which]
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
[ Ancients Better Liberty Power Regulation Than Understood]
In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
[ Adjectives Ancients Different Distinct Distinguish English Had Kinds Love Must Names Use Which]
The Temple of Diana is in the vicinity of the fountain, which has given rise to the conjecture that it originally constituted a portion of the ancient baths.
[ Ancient Baths Conjecture Constituted Diana Fountain Given Originally Portion Rise Temple Vicinity Which]
Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading.
[ Ancient Easy Few Great Greek Literature Reading Works]
I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove.
[ Ancient Biscuits Both Cooked Fresh Hot Iron Lard Made Memory Oven Pancakes Still Stove Taste Top Were]
But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
[ Ancient Binding Essential Force Had Mythology Part Religion Sacred Sanction Speaking Strictly Worshippers]
When immortality becomes for us no longer a matter of academic discussion, but the most vital of all questions; we shall find our comfort where so many before us have found it, in the ancient words.
[ Academic Ancient Becomes Before Comfort Discussion Find Found Immortality Longer Many Matter Most Our Questions Shall Us Vital Where Words]
The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
[ Advances Ancient Brilliant Condemned Dictum Errors Fact Further Ideas Ignorant Innovations Mere Now Pass Past Proof Repeat Revivals Those Which]
I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
[ Ancient Because Called Destiny Elastic Green Keep Knocking Light Name Skill Such Sword Took Twisting Until Very Well]
Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.
[ Against Ancient Birth Born Borne Forgive Found Fruit Giving Hard Her Him Man Patriarchal Protest Strange Thing Through Woman Years]
In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
[ Ancient Back Fall Had Lies Statistics Times]
The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
[ Afford Ancient Attention Classical Could Day Enable Enjoyment Get Give Grandfathers Languages Literature Lives Made Our Out Past Rich Schools Student Sufficient Teaching Time]
I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
[ Ancient Destruction Empires Fall History How Love Own Rise Seeds Seeing Sowing Studying Their]
To me, there is spirit in a reed. It's a living thing, a weed, really, and it does contain spirit of a sort. It's really an ancient vibration.
[ Ancient Contain Does Living Really Reed Sort Spirit Thing Vibration Weed]
The fault seems to me to have been that men have taken ancient country churches as their models and have failed to discover that between them and churches in towns there ought to be a most distinct and marked difference.
[ Ancient Been Between Churches Country Difference Discover Distinct Failed Fault Marked Men Models Most Ought Seems Taken Their Them Towns]
The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration.
[ Ancient Birth Crete Death Delight Diversity Europe Form Goddess Life Nature Old Powers Regeneration Represented Unity]
It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind's bride.
[ Ancient Before Between Breeze Bride Call Clouds Falling Gathering Germans Interval Light Long Noise Still Storm Trees Which While Wind]
In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
[ Agriculture Ancient Arts Crete Discovery Europe Inventing Making Old Respected Roles Their Weaving Were Women]
The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change.
[ Ancient Away Came Change Lives Now Pains Sea Storm Time Washed Were]
This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths.
[ Ancient Assigned Being Faiths Follows Mythology Often Ought Place Prominent Scientific Study Take Too]
To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
[ Ancient Chinese Fancy Heaven Luminous Milky River Silver Stream Way]
But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons.
[ Ancient Attendant Back Beings Believe Believed Came Creativity Did Distant Divine Greece Happen Human Ok Reasons Rome Some Source Spirit Then Unknowable]
After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
[ After Ancient Debut During Family Found Grant Group Helped Helping Lot Made Music Myself Poor Prize See Spain Three Very Won Years]
The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
[ Act Ancient Bill Brings Destroyed Flood Government Opinion Public Rapid Reform Turbulent Uncertain Upon Violence]
We usually say of ancient persons, that they have already one foot in the grave, and the rest of their life is nothing else but the bringing of these feet together.
[ Already Ancient Bringing Else Feet Foot Grave Life Nothing Persons Rest Say Their These Together Usually]
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
[ Ancient Error Knowledge Reflecting Youth]
It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.
[ Ancient Aspire Blossoming Jewish Land New Our Spirit True Want]
In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.
[ Ancient Daughters Greece Many Sons Ways]
An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone, he would first drive him mad.
[ Ancient Destroy Dictum Drive First Him Mad Says Someone Wanted Would Zeus]
Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
[ Ancient Contemporary Eclectic Europe Mother Ranged Taste World]
Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French or Baroque in the beginnning, I do German.
[ Ancient Baroque French German Italian These Unless]
At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me.
[ Ancient Did First Goddess Images Interest]
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
[ Ancient Arms Cannot Composite Every Follow Foundations Good Inevitably Laws Main New Ones State States Well Where Without]
Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years.
[ Ancient Army Get His Home Instance Instant Might Months Much Need News Probably Recipients Still Three Together Very Would Years]
If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
[ Ancient Example Find Gigantic Growth Happy History Look Modern Nations Other Prosperous Rapid]
The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.
[ Ancient Between Cat Deadly Dog Easier Feud Foe Forgotten Fox Habitually Kills North Prey Scarcity Snow Soft]
Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.
[ Alive Ancient Bali Been Cultures Few Great Many Origins Spoiled Still Tahiti Which Years]
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
[ Ancient Become Certainly Considerable Credentials Elder Foreign Forever Happened Him His Mariner Our Policy Really Sleeve Statesman Tale Tell Though Yet]
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
[ Ancient Architecture Beasts Built Fight Greatest Masterpieces Romans Their Wild]
We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
[ Absurdity Almost Ancient Barbaric Dance Going Kind Now Through Ultimate War]
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
[ Ancient Authors Competition Dead Envy Living Mutual Praise Proceeds Reverence]
The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.
[ Advertising Ancient Contemporary Engine Religion See Society]
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
[ Ancient Being Especially Incomprehensible Languages Method Misunderstood Moreover Original Sense Surest Their Use Words]
We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
[ Ancient Because Century Difficult Find Japan Little More Persist Proven Prowess Still Though Traditions Understand]
The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.
[ Ancient Culture Games Investigate Just Many Meaning Most Necessary Obscure Olympians Really Relatively Roots Society Transformed Understand Years]
The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
[ Ancient Authority Balance Between Central Individual Liberty Problem Proper Very]
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
[ Adoration Ancient Baby Bethlehem Brilliant Christmas Clear Cold Dream Falling Glorious Incarnation Incense Knees Love Made Men Night Perfect Shepherds Smell Star Sweet Their Wise]
After all, you're not exactly a nation like all the other nations. You are unique, if only because you are such an ancient people, and because of the way you are spread all over the world and your obvious success in many fields.
[ After Ancient Because Exactly Fields Many Nation Nations Obvious Only Other Over Spread Success Such Unique Way World Your]
God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause.
[ Ancient Cause Code Environment Ever Exist External Free Genes God Individuals Our Programmer Result Some Stupid Terminal Way Will]
The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.
[ Ancient Authors Copied Copyright Did Even Exist Frequently Idea Length Many Non-Fiction Only Other Part Practice Survived Times Useful Way Works]
Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
[ Ages Ancient Catastrophes Desolation Despair Diseases Drought During Gods Plant Recurrent Remedies Spirits Supernatural Were]
I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect.
[ Always Ancient Art Chinese Creation Deliberate Fact Flaw Great Human Included Never Painters Perfect Their Work]
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
[ Ancient Dreams Freighted Memories More Mountains Ocean Than Time]
From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
[ Ancients Become Did Learn Moderns Must Poetry Should Want]
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America.
[ America Ancient Been Disclosed Displayed East Either Europe Field Historians History However More Near Recently Responsibility Sense Such]
I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.
[ Ancient British Compare Education Nobleman]
Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme.
[ Among Ancient Evil Hiding Theme Us]
The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden, ancient, primordial memories.
[ Affects Ancient Drama Hidden Imaginations Into Memories Our Primordial Somehow View Would]
All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
[ Ancient Being Bold Favor Fortune Gift Gods Good Win]
Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said.
[ Ancients Century First Foremost Had Lab Library Medical Mostly Place Renaissance Research Researchers Said See Takes Though Twentieth Went]
The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian.
[ Ancient First Gave Historian History Man Place Recognized Science]
These ancient huts were soon cleared of the rubbish covering them. I planned them, and removed them for investigation below, which undertaking took until the fourth of Nov.
[ Ancient Below Cleared Covering Fourth Huts Investigation Nov Planned Removed Rubbish Soon Them These Took Undertaking Until Were Which]
The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland.
[ Age Ancient Back Dates Devotion Europe Fatherland Feeling Form Glory Here Now Protected Religious Respect Sanctity Society State Strong Such Territorial Thousands Tradition Years]
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
[ Ancient Confines Ease Happy Himself Ill Impulses Inevitably Limits Man Men Onward Owes Within World]
All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
[ Always Ancient Been Classic Dark Fairy Scary Tales]
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
[ Ancients City Mind Pilgrim Renaissance Sedentary]
Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.
[ Against Ancients Been Convincing Especially Nothing Poetry Possess Skill Their Thoroughness Truly Vigor Which Would Written Yet]
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
[ Ancient Appears Belief Dangerous Decisive Human Illusions Most Possibility Short War]
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
[ Always Ancient Capitalist Freedom Greek Owners Remains Republics Same Slave Society]
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
[ Ancient Beginning Cause Determined Existence Fact Freedom History Left Most Our Politics Tyranny Versus Very]
We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.
[ Ancient Brain Eat Eats Everything Gone Nothing Part Past Prey Seem Survival Truly Us Were]
The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
[ Always Ancient Anxiety Began Deficiencies Greek Had Help Memories Muse Oral Poems Poets Praying Remember Their Them]
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. Sports
[ Academe Academy Ancient Football Modern Morality Philosophy School Taught Were Where]
I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard.
[ Ancient Double Lots Love Masculine Men Standard Them Young Your]
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
[ Ancient Society Therefore World]
Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
[ Ancient Based Bible Concepts Findings Fit Lot Mythology Science Unfortunately]
I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
[ American Ancient Bit Blocks Break Brown Just Little Monotony Occasionally Plain Reader Set Speech Startle Strange Try Up Word Write]
Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for.
[ Act Ancient Been Community Embrace Enough Essential Fortunate Honorable Play Rewarded Role Storytelling Tribe Wholeheartedly]
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. Marriage
[ Accusations Again Ageless Ancient Beneath Child Criticism Each Erupt Familiar Keep Luxury Manners Marriage May Other Ourselves Real Ridiculous Ring Up Wedding Wildest]
Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people.
[ Age American Americans Ancient Candor Come Constrained Duty Entire Generations Power President Since Time]
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.
[ Above Ancient Bottom Depth Down Feet Lakes Many More Mud Observed Parts Piles Projecting Shallow Slightly Sometimes Surface Swiss Than Water Where Wooden Worn]
The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
[ Affectionate Ancient Back Being Convention Due Easily Egypt Fact Formed Goes Gregarious His Human King Metaphor Most Ones Particular Perhaps Sheep Shepherd Societies Stupid Use]
All the aftermath that so frequently follows in the wake of war still confront the nation, and we now, as ever before, must hold fast to the ancient landmarks and see to it that all of these plagues that threaten so mightily shall be rendered harmless.
[ Aftermath Ancient Before Confront Ever Fast Follows Frequently Harmless Hold Landmarks Mightily Must Nation Now Plagues Rendered See Shall Still These Threaten Wake War]
Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
[ Ancient Christian Ideal More Much Nay Old Probably Than Universalism]
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
[ Ancient Cats Forgotten Gods Times Were Worshipped]
If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.
[ Ancient Better Considered Dictate Foolish Greece Living Reason Rome Sickly Some Strange Thin Think Times Unattractive Were Which Would]
No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece.
[ Account Ancient Attempt Century Certain Christianity Complete Fifteenth Greece Italian Made Notice Reconcile Religion Renaissance Scholars Some Without]
Conventional dogmas, even if endowed with the authority of an Aristotle - ancient or modern - must be tested vigorously. If they are found wanting, we need not bother with them. But if they are found to be substantially correct, we may not overlook them.
[ Ancient Aristotle Authority Bother Conventional Correct Dogmas Endowed Even Found May Modern Must Need Overlook Substantially Tested Them Vigorously Wanting]
There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
[ Among Ancient Bad Before Call Cannot Died Good Life Man Men Mortals Only Saying Then Thoroughly Understand]
I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste.
[ Am Ancient Any Caste Child Man Neither Nor Young]
The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center.
[ Ancient Arms Center Circle Described Extended Greeks His Legs Man Navel Noticed]
Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature.
[ Ancient Being Could Idea Into Light Many Music Nature New Perhaps Perplexing Problems Put Reflection Reintroduce Were]
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.
[ Ancient Conservative Institution Look Man Moon New Old Out Respect Will]
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
[ Ancient Avarice Beauty Bid Both Disinterested Farewell Imperceptibly Interests Itself Leaving New Our Own Refused Sadness Understand Which Without Word World Yet]
These places, and the ancient things you know, You won't know soon. I'm working on it now.'
[ Ancient Know Now Places Soon These Things Won Working]
Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries.
[ Ancient Countries Country European Georgia Just Most]
I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture.
[ Always Ancient Antiques Authentic Been Big Born Castle Century Child Even Fascinated Felt Furniture Had Really Should Stone Times]
We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition, but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.
[ Ancient Game Golf Great Harshly History Judge Know Old Only Our Too Tradition Us Years]
In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
[ Adversely Affected Ancient Australia Because Climate Continents Distinctive Geography More Other Particular Patterns Profile Soil Some Than Variability Weather]
Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
[ Ancient Confident Continual Expansion Human Improvement Lot Rome Today World]
Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
[ Ancient Brought Changes Day Dominant Hands Line Many Medieval Metaphysics Movements Religious Their Theological Thinkers Underwent]
Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
[ Ancient Authority Back Fact Form Language Love Part Poetry Reaches Seems Timeless]
I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.
[ Am Ancients Born Custody Fond Intense Knowing Olden Quest Sacred Times Wisdom]
Jews don't care about ancient rivalries. We worry about humidity in Miami.
[ Ancient Care Humidity Jews Miami Rivalries Worry]
Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now, that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
[ Ago Ancient Arrived England Family History Now Our Seems Think Thought Time War Years Yesterday]
In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
[ After Ancient Back Carry Could Country France French Full Heavy History Outstanding Proust Their Weight Write]
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
[ Ancients Bacchus Convenient Deity Drunk Excuse Getting Invented]
The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.
[ Ancient Architectural Center Civilization Concepts Culture Greece Lost Never Our Ties Western]
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
[ Ancient Any Inevitable Language More State Than Thing]
The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
[ Allies Ancient Bigger Clearly Every Filtered Italy Machiavelli More Needs Political Prince Responsibility Says Thing Thought Tradition]
I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
[ Am Ancient Beginning Greek Languages Read Study]
Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man.
[ Ancients Become Claims Defend Duty Esteem Gratitude Great Kant Man Only Out]
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
[ Am Ancient Born Glad Others Praise These Times]
Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times.
[ Ancient Back Between Body Evolved Feelings Forth Includes Only Passing Process Similarly Society State System Thought Times Which Whole]
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
[ Addressed Ancient Battle Before Commander Era His Men Moralist Should Soldiers Speak Struggle]
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
[ Action Ancient Complex Connected More Movements Much Phenomenon Same Simple Singing Song Than Time]
Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.
[ Ancient Cling Consciousness Continues Depressions Does Even Fog Lie Low Places Sin Valleys World]
Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces and classics of the world, to the great and ancient and accepted things; and I am here introducing a short, small story of my own which appeared in The Evening News about ten months ago.
[ Accepted Ago Am Ancient Appeared Belong Classics Evening Great Here Introducing Masterpieces Months News Own Short Small Story Ten Things Which World]
The form language used by the ancient Egyptians in their structures is minimal.
[ Ancient Egyptians Form Language Minimal Structures Their Used]
The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
[ Ancient Ate Been Both Could Deep Father Food Household India Indian Into Mother Philosophy Very Well Were]
My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.
[ Advance Affluence Ancient Comfort Culture Forced Health Independence Made Main Marches Mistake Toward]
The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
[ Ancient Greeks Knack Myths Truths Wrapping]
The poet's other readers are the ancient poets, who look upon the freshly written pages from an incorruptible distance. Their poetic forms are permanent, and it is difficult to create new forms which can approach them.
[ Ancient Approach Create Difficult Distance Forms Freshly Incorruptible Look New Other Pages Permanent Poet Poetic Poets Readers Their Them Upon Which Written]
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
[ Ancient Complex Find First Get Human Manageable More Most Often Older Problem Process Proportion Reduces Rule Taking Things Which Wisdom]
Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
[ Adversarial Ancient Battle Blood Contest Go Must Time Trial Trials Way]
And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.
[ Ancients Did Everything Having Know Perhaps Posterity Shown Thank Will]
According to an ancient Sardinian legend, the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
[ According Ancient Bodies Born Christmas Dissolve Dust End Eve Into Legend Never Preserved Those Time Until Will]
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
[ Ancients Church Deny Dissolve Faith Firmly Hold Identical Our Unity]
Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.
[ Ancient Been Consideration Divided Division Equal Having Into Just More Nearly Paid Parts Proportion Quantity Territory Than Three Times Value Wales]
There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
[ Ancient Destroyed Ever Instantly Learn Legend Origin Our Should True Universe Warns Which Will]
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
[ Ancients Become Fragments Many Moderns Origin Their Time Works]
Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards.
[ Almost Ancient Bastards Been Every Families First Kingdom Most Princes]
There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
[ Ancient Being Centuries Civilized Discovery Exist Flourishing Good Had Help Human Managed Many Nothing Problems Societies Solving Somehow Soul Still Their Though Traveler Which]
As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
[ Absolution Administer Ancients Any Baptism Case Christian However Lay Luther Necessity Person Present Priest Sacrament Same Say Says Thing Where]
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.
[ Ancient Been Called Had Mariner Old Sailor Taken Well Would]
I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement.
[ Ancient Been Drove English Field History Indications Interested Landscape Long More Much Prehistoric Roads Robust Search Settlement Systems Used Younger]
More immediately, I'm currently working on another Dracula in which there will be connections with ancient Egypt. That's about as far as I want to go in commenting on current work.
[ Ancient Another Commenting Connections Current Currently Dracula Egypt Far Go Immediately More Want Which Will Work Working]
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
[ Age Although Ancient Born Catholic Chile Conservative End Family Feminist Five Had Heck Knew Nobody Patriarchal Raging Reached Term Times Wonder World Wrong Yet]
Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them.
[ Able Ancient Angels Being Body Clothed Created Done Fact Living Lord Man Most Speak Spirit Spirits Them Times While]
The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life.
[ Ancient Bleached Desert Discarded Eternal Life Once Possess Progress Science Seemed Skeleton Strewn Theories Trail Which]
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
[ According Ancient Custom End Gallery Retired Scandal Tea Their]
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
[ After Ancient Care Cherish Earth Foster Hope Most Only Our Pleasing Remains Renewal Responsibility Worthy]
Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.
[ Ancient Apparently Bearing Burden Coming Custody Document Every Evident Face Genuine Law Marks Opposing Otherwise Party Presumes Proper Proving Repository]
In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
[ Ancient Archetypes Changed Completely Decades Even Few Habit Mathematical Natural Perfection Reconstruction Sciences Theoretical]
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
[ Ancient Delusion Even Greeks Insanity Knew Lose Love Lucid Mind Over Power Rational Self-Destruction Straight Taking Think Well Yourself]
These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.
[ Age Ancient Blindly Close Comfort Conservative Cover Days Ears Else Eyes Follow Inclined Many Most Narrow New Our Religion Ritual Seek Seem Tenets These Too Traditions Us]
In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
[ Advanced Ancients Ascribed Fifty Forces Given Gods Greater Last Mankind More Nature Over Powers Previous Science Than Their Years]
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
[ Ancient Cinema Dark Dream Dreaming Gather Greeks Mysteries Participating Same Sit Strangers Together Unison Used]
Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.
[ Again Ancient Art Before Best Breton Hearken Knowledge Lay Now Over Reason Rehearse Story Tale Tell Told Turn Very Why Will]
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
[ Ancients Devil Graces Milton Recommended Sacrifice Sacrificed Us]
The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
[ Ancient Complete Contained Exercise Explained Moment Music Mystery Nature Reveals Right Theme True Variations Which]
The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.
[ Between Capital Dialectic Economic Enterprise Great Labor Our Some State Still Supposed Time]
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? Government
[ Ancient Because Both Declined Going Had Happen House Now Rome Senate Us]
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
[ Along Among Ancient Beach Disturbs Every Find Garments Homesick Long Ourselves Refugees Seaweed Shedding Shoes Some Time Urge Us Walk War]
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
[ Ancient Art Codes Diffusion Discovery Doubtless Originally Suggested Were Writing]
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
[ Ancients Cried Down Erudition Moderns Plagiarism Steal Thoughts Up Will]
But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers.
[ After Ancient Changes Earth Formations Layers Limited New Present Responsible Revolutions Sea State Strata Upsetting Which]
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
[ Ancient Been Bulwark Defense England Ever Floating Greatest Hath Island Natural Navy Ornament Royal Strength]
After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.
[ After Aided Ancient Beneath Came Diligent Familiar Goddess Goddesses Gradually More Much Other Patriarchy Research Understand Women]
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
[ Ancients Done How Know Learning Live Moderns Some Studious Very]
As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on a number of archeological digs. So I had experience excavating, digging up remains of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest.
[ Ancient Archeological Digging Digs Experience Go Had Indian Midwest Number Opportunity Remains Southwest Undergraduate Up Villages]
Superficial similarities exist between Christianity and some ancient pagan religions. But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities.
[ Ancient Between Careful Christianity Exist Far More Pagan Religions Reveals Similarities Some Study Superficial]
Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
[ Ancient Did Find Meaning Myths Only Our Own Soil Their Time Translated]
Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
[ Agnostic Already Ancient Another China Early Fact Factor First Founder Further Great Historical Important Naturalism Our Philosopher Philosophers Purified Religion Second Simple Simplified Very]
The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
[ Ancient Chamber Considerable Doubt Future Remains]
The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
[ Active Activity Ancient Certainly Himself His Husband Instinct Legitimately Love Matters Motive Own Partly Partner Pleasure Prime Primitive Regards Tradition]
Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical.
[ Ancient Because Christianity Grotesque More Mystical Mythology Nothing Than Witty]
The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
[ Ancient Knowledge Languages Luxury Mainly]
How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
[ Adulterated Ancient Christ Christianity Down Errors Give Handed How Mixing Natural Principles Should System Taught Us Which]