tears

A Quote by John Neville Figgis on character, christ, contempt, conventionality, faith, fatherhood, happiness, hatred, losing, love, men, past, religion, sentimentality, simplicity, and tears

Men have, for the most part, done with lamenting their lost faith. Sentimental tears over the happy, simple Christendom of their fathers are a thing of the past. They are proclaiming now their contempt for Christ's character, and their disgust at the very name of love. Scorn and hatred, difference and division, must be more than ever our lot, if we would be the followers of Christ in these days. Conventional religion and polite unbelief are gone forever.

John Neville Figgis

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A Quote by John Milton on angels and tears

Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in spite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 619.

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A Quote by John Milton on guidance, providence, rest, tears, and world

Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wip'd them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. They hand in hand, with wand'ring steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xii. Line 645.

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A Quote by John Milton on soul and tears

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Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 105.

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A Quote by John Milton on contempt, death, nobility, quiet, tears, and weakness

Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,--nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 1721.

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A Quote by John Keats on music and tears

Music's golden tongue Flatter'd to tears this aged man and poor.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by John Keats on charm, heart, home, magic, and tears

Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that ofttimes hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode to a Nightingale.

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A Quote by John Davidson on beginning, dogs, earth, hope, tears, victory, war, weakness, and words

The war of words is done; The red-lipped cannon speak; The battle has begun. The web your speeches spun Tears and blood shall streak; The war of words is done. Smoke enshrouds the sun; Earth staggers at the shriek Of battle new begun. Poltroons and braggarts run: Woe to the poor, the meek! The war of words is done. "And hope not now to shun The doom that dogs the weak," Thunders every gun; "Victory must be won." When the red-lipped cannon speak, The war of words is done, The slaughter has begun.

John Davidson (1857 - 1909)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on gold, hope, justice, life, tears, water, world, and yielding

We must not hope to be mowers, And to gather the ripe gold ears, Unless we have first been sowers And water the furrows with tears. It is not just as we take it, This mystical world of ours, Life's field will yield as we make it A harvest of thorns or of flowers.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jesse Jackson on change, sympathy, and tears

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.

Jesse Jackson (1941 -)

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