A Quote by Traditional on angels, birds, christ, darkness, earth, god, heart, lies, music, sons, and stability

Whence Comes This Rush of Wings? Whence comes this rush of wings afar, Following straight the Noël star? Birds from the woods in wondrous flight, Bethlehem seek this Holy Night. "Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here, Into this stable, poor and drear?" "Hast'ning we seek the new-loom King, And all our sweetest music bring." Hark! how the greenfinch bears his part, Philomel, too, with tender heart, Chants from her leafy dark retreat, Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet. Angels and shepherds, birds of the sky, Come where the Son of God cloth lie; Christ on earth with man cloth dwell, Join in the shout, "Noël, Noël!"


Source: French Carol from Bas-Quercy

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, civilization, community, conflict, conquest, day, debt, humanity, idleness, impatience, interest, judgment, mankind, morality, nations, needs, rudeness, rules, sentimentality, stability, success, war, and world

Theodore Roosevelt, impatient with the excesses of "purely sentimental historians," authored his own stirring vindication of America's relations with the Indians: Looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. . . . No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the Americans as unreservedly as any successful war. Whether the whites won the land by treaty, by armed conflict, or, as was actually the case, by a mixture of both, mattered comparatively little so long as the land was won. It was all-important that it should be won, for the benefit of civilization and in the interests of mankind. It is, indeed, a warped, perverse, and silly morality which would forbid a course of conquest that has turned whole continents into the seats of mighty and flourishing civilized nations. . . . It is as idle to apply to savages the rules of international morality which obtain between stable and cultured communities, as it would be to judge the fifth-century English conquest of Britain by the standards of to-day. The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. . . . It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Winning of the West: Book IV, 1896

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, quotations, and stability

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Dictionary of the English Language, Preface

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A Quote by Roscoe Pound on laws and stability

The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.

Roscoe Pound (1870 - 1964)

Source: Introduction to the Philosophy of Law, 1922

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A Quote by Robert Browning on beauty, endurance, god, good, laws, nature, perception, plants, soul, stability, time, and trust

I trust in Nature for the stable laws Of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant And Autumn garner to the end of time. I trust in God,-the right shall be the right And other than the wrong, while he endures. I trust in my own soul, that can perceive The outward and the inward,-Nature's good And God's.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Soul's Tragedy. Act i.

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A Quote by Richard Lloyd Jones on stability and success

Flash powder makes a more brilliant light than the arc lamp, but you can't use it to light your street corner because it doesn't last long enough. Stability is more essential to success than brilliancy.

Richard Lloyd Jones

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, men, promises, and stability

All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Prince Klemens Wenzel Lothar Von Metternich on stability

Stability is not immobility.

Prince von Metternich (1773 - 1859)

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A Quote by Paul Johnson on action, belief, danger, emotion, envy, evil, fear, politics, popularity, society, stability, and wealth

The urge to distribute wealth equally, and still more the belief that it can be brought about by political action, is the most dangerous of all popular emotions. It is the legitimation of envy, of all the deadly sins the one which a stable society based on consensus should fear the most. The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is, above all, an engine of envy.

Paul Johnson

Source: The Recovery of Freedom (Blackwell)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on good, horses, journeys, philosophy, and stability

This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Good-Natured Man

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