„The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.“
Vol. 1, Chap. 68. Compare: "On dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons" (translated: "It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions"), Voltaire, Letter to M. le Riche. 1770; "J'ai toujours vu Dieu du coté des gros bataillons (translated: "I have always noticed that God is on the side of the heaviest battalions"), De la Ferté to Anne of Austria.
The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: Volume 1 (1776)
„It is always the under side of the branches of any plant that show themselves to the wind which strikes it, and one leans against the other.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Civilization
— George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham English statesman and poet 1628 - 1687
Bayes, Act IV, sc, i
The Rehearsal (1671)
„Translation: He ploughs the waves, sows the sand, and hopes to gather the wind in a net, who places his hopes on the heart of woman.“
— Jacopo Sannazaro Italian writer 1458 - 1530
Ne l'onde solca, e ne l'arena semina,
E'l vago vento spera in rete accogliere
Chi sue speranze fonda in cor di femina.
Ecloga Octava; "Plough the sands" found in Juvenal, Satires, VII. Jeremy Taylor, Discourse on Liberty of Prophesying (1647), Introduction.
„The water is calm and still below,
For the winds and waves are absent there,
And the sands are bright as the stars that glow
In the motionless fields of upper air.“
— James Gates Percival American geologis, poet, and surgeon 1795 - 1856
The coral Grove, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Pibroch of Donald Dhu (1816), St. 4.
„It's only that ye looked so beautiful, wi' the fire on your face, and your hair waving in the wind. I wanted to remember it.“
— Diana Gabaldon, книга Dragonfly in Amber
Источник: Dragonfly in Amber
„The waves were indifferent, and the wind; and the rocks neither knew nor cared who owned them, Christ’s Vicar or an English King.“
— Keith Roberts, книга Pavane
Fifth measure “The White Boat” (p. 179)
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902
Letter to Mary Gladstone (1881)
Контексте: There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities, such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. The result would be an Encyclopedia of Error.
„Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave,
But carries no cry of what is hoped to be.
There may be little or much beyond the grave,
But the strong are saying nothing until they see.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"The Strong Are Saying Nothing
„Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong — but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong.“
— Robert A. Heinlein, книга Double Star
Источник: Double Star (1956)
„Hey!" I screamed, waving the jacket, running to one side of the monster. "Hey, stupid! Ground beef!“
— Rick Riordan, книга The Lightning Thief
Источник: The Lightning Thief
„Religious feeling is as much a verity as any other part of human consciousness; and against it, on the subjective side, the waves of science beat in vain.“
— John Tyndall British scientist 1820 - 1893
Professor Virchow and Evolution.
Fragments of Science, Vol. II (1879)
„By Nebo’s lonely mountain,
On this side Jordan’s wave,
In a vale in the land of Moab,
There lies a lonely grave.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895
Hymn: The Burial of Moses http://www.bethanyipc.org.sg/poems/bulletin080113.htm
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Источник: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter XI, Part I, p. 174.
Контексте: Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expence of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those of the neighbourhood of the town. They are upon that the greatest of all improvements.
„The trees are white with dust, that o'er their sleep
Wave their broad curtains in the south-wind's breath,
While underneath such leafy tents they keep
The long, mysterious Exodus of Death.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport, st. 2 (1858).