Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 41.
    The final event to himself has been, that as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.
    (Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Anglo-U.S. political theorist, writer. Letter to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (1792). Referring to Paine's political adversary Edmund Burke.)
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  • 42.
    Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 43.
    No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
    (Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Quoted in Essays in English History, "Cromwell and the Historians," A.J.P. Taylor (1976).)
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  • 44.
    Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 45.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930). In his last book, Stalin (published 1947), drafted while in exile in Mexico, Trotsky wrote: "Our paths diverged so long ago and so far, and in my eyes he is so much the instrument of historical forces that are alien and hostile to me, that my feelings towards him differ little from those I have towards Hitler or the Mikado. The personal element burned out long ago." Trotsky was assassinated on Stalin's orders before the book could be finished.)
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  • 46.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930).)
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  • 47.
    I gather roses from thorns, gold from the earth, the pearl from the oyster.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 20.)
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  • 48.
    From the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dauphin, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 7, l. 31-32. I.e., from dawn to dusk, when the lamb lies down to sleep.)
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  • 49.
    The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, November 9, 1829, to Karl Friedrich Zelter.)
  • 50.
    To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. La Légende des siècles, preface (1859).)
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