Loss and Possession, Death and Life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)
Contributed by: MKEMike
The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
Source: Epigrams. On Lady Poltagrue, a Public Peril
Contributed by: Zaady
How slow the shadow creeps: but when 'tis past How fast the shadows fall. How fast! How fast!
Source: For a Sundial
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
Source: On His Books
For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned.
Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda
And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me.
Source: The South Country
Physicians of the utmost fame, Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their fees, 'There is no Cure for this Disease.'
Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Henry King
Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight, But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.
Source: The Pacifist
Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
Source: The Silence of the Sea
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