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
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
Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes; Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.
Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda
Child! do not throw this book about Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.
Source: A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, 1896 dedication
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