A Quote by John Milton on satan, hopelessness, and resignation

Let that come when it comes; all hope is lost

Of my reception into grace; what worse?

For where no hope is left is left no fear;

If there be worse, the expectation more

Of worse torments me than the feeling can.

I would be at the worst; worst is my port, My harbour, and my ultimate repose,

The end I would attain, my final good.

My error was my error, and my crime

My crime; whatever, for itself condemned,

And will alike be punished, whether thou

Reign or reign not–

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained (The Signet Classic Poetry Series)

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A Quote by Willa Sibert Cather on resignation

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)

Source: O Pioneers 1913

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on death and resignation

If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignations, none. Usually quoted: 'Few die and none resign.'

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Elias Shipman & others of New Haven, July 12, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on anxiety, cheerfulness, day, and resignation

For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 22.

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A Quote by Sir William Alexander on courage, death, earth, life, and resignation

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

Sir William Alexander (c. 1567 - 1640)

Source: A Father's Book, 1997

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on heaven, past, resignation, and world

While Resignation gently slopes away, And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on divinity, life, obedience, patience, and resignation

Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation; it is accepting a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 64, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on heart, heaven, patience, resignation, and wisdom

To be resigned when ills betide, Patient when favours are deni'd, And pleas'd with favours given,- Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part; This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance smells to heaven.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: The Fireside. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by Lydia H. Sigoteney on cheating, children, darkness, desires, failure, garden, gold, heaven, indolence, pride, resignation, soul, vices, youth, and yielding

There came a man in days of old, To hire a piece of land for gold, And urged his suit in accents meek- "One crop alone is all I seek; 'That harvest o'er, my claim I yield, And to its lord resign the field." The owner some misgivings felt, And coldly with the stranger dealt, But found his last objection fail, And honied eloquence prevail, So took the proffered price in hand, And for one crop leased out the land. The wily tenant sneered with pride, And sowed the spot with acorns wide; At first like tiny shoots they grew, Then broad and wide their branches threw, But long before the oaks sublime, Aspiring reached their forest rime, The cheated landlord moldering lay Forgotten with his kindred clay. O ye whose years unfolding fair Are fresh with youth, and free from care, Should vice and indolence desire The garden of your souls to hire, No parleys hold-reject the suit, Nor let one seed the soil pollute. My child their first approach beware, With firmness break the insidious snare, Lest as the acorns grew and throve Into a sun-encircled grove, Thy sins, a dark o'ershadowing tree Shut out the light of Heaven from thee.

Lydia H. Sigoteney

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A Quote by John Milton on goodness, resignation, simplicity, suspicion, and wisdom

And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 686.

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