A Quote by George Washington on destiny, government, liberty, people, and sacred

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered . . . deeply, . . . finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Griffith Fetter on justice, love, motherhood, praise, sacred, soul, and words

The noblest thoughts my soul can claim, The holiest words my tongue can frame, Unworthy are to praise the name More sacred than all other. An infant, when her love first came, A man, I find it just the same; Reverently I breathe her name, The blessed name of mother.

George Griffith Fetter

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A Quote by George Eliot on clothes, meaning, sacred, and words

If we use common words on a great occasion, they are the more striking, because they are felt at once to have a particular meaning, like old banners, or everyday clothes, hung up in a sacred place.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Maggie Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 2 (1860).

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cities, destruction, dogs, earth, food, god, murder, pollution, sacred, and worship

Speaking of the murder of the younger Hanan, and other eminent nobles and hierarchs, Josephus says, "I cannot but think that it was because God had doomed this city to destruction as a polluted city, and was resolved to purge His sanctuary by fire, that He cut off these their great defenders and well-wishers; while those that a little before had worn the sacred garments and presided over the public worship, and had been esteemed venerable by those that dwelt in the whole habitable earth, were cast out naked, and seen to be the food of dogs and wild beasts."

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: The Life of Christ, pp. 572-73, quoted by Bruce R. McConkie, The Mortal Messiah, Vol.3, p.434-435, Footnote

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A Quote by Frances Anne Kemble on failure, goals, life, sacred, and sorrow

A sacred burden is this life ye bear: Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly. Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.

Frances Anne Kemble (1811 - —)

Source: Lines addressed to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lenox Academy, Mass.

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A Quote by Eugene Victor Debs on sacred


The rights of one are as sacred as the rights of a million.

Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)

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A Quote by Eugene Kennedy on friendship, life, people, sacred, and simplicity

The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.

Eugene Kennedy

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on angels and sacred

In such green palaces the first kings reign'd, Slept in their shades, and angels entertain'd; With such old counsellors they did advise, And by frequenting sacred groves grew wise.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On St. James's Park.

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A Quote by Dr Albert Sweitzer on animals, ethics, life, needs, plants, and sacred

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as well as that of his fellowman, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

Dr Albert Sweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on books, intuition, nations, proverbs, and sacred

Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Compensation.

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