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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on church, earth, endurance, good, heaven, and peace

Good night; ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earth's foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housman's grave in the parish church at Ludlow, Shropshire, England

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 48 (Alta Quies), st. 1

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on beginning, day, death, earth, and heaven

These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. The British regulars who made the retreat from Mons, beginning August 24, 1914.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: Last Poems, 1922, 37 (Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries), st. I

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on earth and heaven

Earth and high heaven are fixed of old and founded strong.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 48, st. I

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on darkness, earth, and peace

We now to peace and darkness And earth and thee restore Thy creature that thou madest And wilt cast forth no more.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 47 (For My Funeral), st. 3

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A Quote by Adolph Saphir on age, books, earth, faith, glory, grace, people, and prophets

What is meant by calling the writings of Moses and the Prophets [the] "Old Testament?" Do they not set forth the covenant of grace? The doctrine of justification by faith - does not Paul in his Epistle to the Romans prove it from Genesis and from the Psalms? Where is the doctrine of substitution and the vicarious sufferings of the Messiah set forth more clearly than in Leviticus and in the 53rd of Isaiah? The term "Old Testament" leads people to fancy it is an antiquated book; whereas, in many respects, it is newer than the New Testament, referring more fully to the age of glory and blessedness on the earth which is still before us.

Adolph Saphir

Source: Christ and Israel

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on action, age, earth, emotion, faith, knowledge, love, men, people, and words

What a man knows at 50 that he did not know at 20 is, for the most part, incommunicable. The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas, or forms of words, but of people, places, actions - a knowledge gained not by words but by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love - the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps, too, a little faith, a little reverence for things one cannot see.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on birth, earth, freedom, god, government, nations, and people

That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on earth, government, and people

. . . that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on birth, bravery, death, dedication, earth, fatherhood, fighting, freedom, god, government, liberty, life, men, nations, people, power, struggle, testing, war, work, and world

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far nobly so advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on earth, failure, freedom, generosity, giving, god, honor, hope, justice, peace, slavery, success, and world

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862.

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