A Quote by Dante Alighieri on darkness, journeys, life, and losing

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on darkness, fashion, and world

And here Dante describes an evidently spherical world... "The lamp of the world [the sun] rises to mortals through different passages; but through that which joins four circles with three crosses [the position of the rising sun at the vernal equinox] it issues with a better course and conjoined with better stars, and tempers and stamps the wax of the world more after its own fashion. Although such an outlet had made morning there and evening here, and all the hemisphere there was bright, and the other dark..."

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: Divina Commedia: Paradiso, ca. 1317

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on darkness, duty, happiness, and misery

A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 105.

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on body, contentment, darkness, desires, direction, earth, faith, husbands, sharing, tenderness, water, and wives

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the soil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no -- but refreshed, rested -- while waiting.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. on accidents, birth, blindness, brevity, darkness, giving, god, good, life, thought, universe, and world

It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star: but even so - and all the more - what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story, what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns, is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening, too, than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is - blind or not - a good world to live in, a promising universe. . . . We once thought we lived on God's footstool, it may be a throne.

Clarence Shepard Day (1874 - 1935)

Source: This Simian World, 1920, XIX

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A Quote by Christopher Pearse Cranch on darkness, gold, love, power, and time

No night so wild but brings the constant sun With love and power untold; No time so dark but through its woof there run Some blessed threads of gold.

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813 - 1892)

Source: Oh Love supreme.

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A Quote by Charlotte Elliott on darkness, day, fatherhood, friendship, god, grief, guests, heart, home, life, loneliness, prayer, resignation, rest, spirit, yielding, and path

My God, my Father, while I stray Far from home, on life's rough way, O teach me from my heart to say, "Thy will be done." Though dark my path and sad my lot, Let me be still and murmur not; But breathe the prayer divinely taught, "Thy will be done." What though in lonely grief I sigh For friends beloved no longer nigh, Submissive still, would I reply, "Thy will be done." If thou shouldst call me to resign What most I prize-it ne'er was mine, I only yield Thee what was Thine; "Thy will be done." If but my fainting heart be blest With thy sweet spirit for its guest, My God, to Thee I leave the rest; "Thy will be done." Renew my will from day to day; Blend it with Thine, and take away All that now makes it hard to say, "Thy will be done."

Charlotte Elliott (1789 - 1871)

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A Quote by Charles Robert on blindness, cats, and darkness

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.

Charles Robert (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Charles Mackay on darkness and love

Some love to roam o'er the dark sea's foam, Where the shrill winds whistle free.

Charles Mackay (1814 - 1889)

Source: Some love to roam.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on darkness and people

Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea! Jehovah has triumph'd, - his people are free.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Sound the Loud Timbrel.

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