Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Quotations for Tuesday

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There is no other day. All days are present now. This moment contains all moments. 

C.S. Lewis

Only God stays. Everyone leaves.

Anon.



Foreign citizens resisting deportation = invaders by the very definition of the word. 

Iulia Belecciu


Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.

Nikita Gill



Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous. 

Mencius


O Granta! sweet Granta! where studious of ease,

I slumbered seven years, and then lost by degrees.

Christopher Anstey




Mahomet himself, after all that can be said about him, was not a sensual man. We shall err widely if we consider this man as a common voluptuary, intent mainly on base enjoyments, - nay on enjoyments of any kind. His household was of the frugalest; his common diet barley-bread and water: sometimes for months there was not a fire once lighted on his hearth. They record with just pride that he would mend his own shoes, patch his own cloak. A poor, hard-toiling, ill-provided man; careless of what vulgar men toil for. Not a bad man, I should say; something better in him than hunger of any sort,— or these wild Arab men, fighting and jostling three-and-twenty years at his hand, in close contact with him always, would not have reverenced him so! They were wild
men, bursting ever and anon into quarrel, into all kinds of
fierce sincerity; without right worth and manhood, no man
could have commanded them. They called him Prophet, you
say? Why, he stood there face to face with them; bare, not
enshrined in any mystery; visibly clouting his own cloak,
cobbling his own shoes; fighting, counselling, ordering in the
midst of them: they must have seen what kind of a man he
was, let him be called what you like! No emperor with his
tiaras was obeyed as this man in a cloak of his own clouting.
During three-and-twenty years of rough actual trial. I find
something of a veritable Hero necessary for that, of itself.

Thomas Carlyle

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