A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on daughters, time, and water

But at my back from time to time I hear The sound of horns and motors, which shall bring Sweeney to Mrs. Porter in the spring. O the moon shone bright on Mrs. Porter And on her daughter They wash their feet in soda water.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Fire Sermon

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on daughters, god, judgment, and love

Have you not heard these many years ago Jeptha was judge of Israel? He had one only daughter and no mo, The which he loved passing well; And as by lott, God wot, It so came to pass, As God's will was.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Jepthah, Judge of Israel.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on daughters and power

Daughter of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Hymn to Adversity.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on beauty, daughters, and god

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Of Building

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on brothers, daughters, fatherhood, husbands, men, motherhood, nations, rebellion, sex, sister, sons, wives, and women

. . . this oligarchy of sex, which makes fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every house of the nation.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on achievement, alienation, authors, certainty, constitution, daughters, divinity, eternity, exercise, fatherhood, fighting, gifts, god, good, history, independence, laws, liberty, men, nobility, principles, slavery, sons,

I have read and heard a good many statements by eminent writers and speakers to the effect that our liberty of which we are justly proud is an achievement, and not a gift. In the sense that it had to be worked for, fought for, and preserved with vigilance these statements are true. But let it never be forgotten that our concept of liberty is a gift. No human is the author of that concept. Many great men have so recognized it as did Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence and declared that "men are endowed with certain inalienable rights." Why are these rights inalienable? Because men did not create the right to liberty! In the exercise of his free agency he may surrender his privileges, and his property, and he may become the slave of others or of the state, but his free agency is as native to him as the air he breathes. It is part and parcel of his eternal constitution, and Jefferson was "righter than I think he himself knew" when he declared it an endowment which cannot be alienated. The message which we bear affirms that God is the Author of our inalienable liberty; that men, all men are of noble lineage, sons and daughters of the Eternal Father; and that liberty is their birthright. I thank God that . . . noble men were blessed with this lofty concept of man's inherent right to liberty and that they were prompted to incorporate these divine principles in the organic law and history of our favored land.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1947.

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A Quote by Saud Nasir Al-Sabah on daughters, lies, and people

If I wanted to lie, or if we wanted to lie, if we wanted to exaggerate, I wouldn't use my daughter to do so. I could easily buy other people to do it.

Saud Nasir Al-Sabah

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on daughters, earth, heaven, losing, sons, and words

I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Preface to his Dictionary.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on daughters, god, men, sons, and words

Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boulter's Monument. (Supposed to have been inserted by Dr. Johnson, 1745.)

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A Quote by Richard le Galliene on brothers, daughters, earth, happiness, laughter, and love

Happy is the man who loves the woods and waters, Brother to the grass and well beloved of Pan; The earth shall be his, and all her laughing daughters. Happy the man.

Richard le Galliene

Source: Beatus Vir

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