A Quote by Winifred Gallagher on certainty, divinity, heroism, history, inspiration, people, poetry, and world

Since the history's first epic poem recorded the visit of the Sumerian hero Gilgamesh to a special grove of cedars, certain natural spots scattered around the world - Ayers Rock, Mount Fuji, Canyon de Chelly, the springs at Lourdes, the Ganges River, and hundreds of others - have drawn people seeking insight, inspiration, healing or proximity to the divine.

Winifred Gallagher

Source: The Power of Place, 1993

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on history and nature

Those old credulities, to Nature dear, Shall they no longer bloom upon the stock Of history?

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Memorials of a Tour in Italy. iv.

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A Quote by William Symonds on admiration, cleverness, company, day, diversity, fatherhood, god, history, liberty, life, people, and world

William Symonds, in his 1612 history of the Virginia colonies, also omits the Pocahontas episode, relating instead that Smith secured his release through his own clever connivance: "A month those Barbarians kept him prisoner, many strange triumphes and conjurations they made of him, yet hee so demeaned himselfe amongst them, as he not only diverted them from surprising the Fort, but procured his owne liberty, and got himselfe and his company such estimation amongst them, that those Salvages admired him as a demi-God. ...So he had inchanted those poor soules (being their prisoner) in demonstrating unto them the roundnesse of the world, the course of the moone and starres, the cause of the day and night the largenes of the seas the quallities of our ships, shot and powder, The devision of the world, with the diversity of people, their complexions, customs and conditions. All which he fained to be under the command of Captaine Newport, whom he tearmed to them his father; of whose arrival, it chanced he so directly prophesied, as they esteemed him an oracle; by these fictions he not only saved his owne life, and obtained his liberty, but had them at that command, he might command what he listed."

William Symonds

Source: The Proceedings of the English Colonies in Virginia..., 1612

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on brevity, choice, confusion, darkness, death, dreams, earth, friendship, heaven, history, love, power, sympathy, and war

Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. But, either it was different in blood,- Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,- Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, good, history, honor, jealousy, justice, men, men and women, reputation, schools, soldiers, time, women, and world

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes An whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on character, heaven, history, kindness, and life

There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Measure For Measure, Act 1, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on history, life, and men

There is a history in all men's lives.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Sanday on acceptance, divinity, god, history, ideas, individuality, lies, mind, problems, salvation, and solution

The solution lies in a complete realization of what we mean by asserting that God is Almighty. The two ideas of Freewill and Divine Sovereignty can not be reconciled in our own minds, but that does not prevent them from being reconciled in God's mind. We measure Him by our own intellectual standard if we think otherwise. And so our solution of the problem of Freewill and of the problems of history and of individual salvation must finally lie in the full acceptance and realization of what is implied by the infinity and the omniscience of God.

William Sanday

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on history, power, and vices

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by William M. Jeffers on future, history, life, nations, reward, and thinking

For the industrious, thinking, right-living young man the future holds as many rewards as any period in our nation's history.

William M. Jeffers

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