Quotations About / On:
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).)
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Escalus, in Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 1, l. 38.
Thinking of the generally virtuous Claudio, sentenced to death by Angelo.)
Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
The younger rises when the old doth fall.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Edmund, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 3, l. 25.
Varying the proverb, "the rising of one man is the falling of another.")
Military glorythe attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Jan. 12, 1848, to the House of Representatives.
Arguing against the war with Mexico.)
The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
(Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), Italian nationalist leader. The Duties of Man, ch. 1 (1844-1858, trans. 1907).)
Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages.
(William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "Remembering Jack Kerouac," The Adding Machine (1985).)
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
(Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)
The moment Germany rises as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 106, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 63, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "What the Germans Lack," section 4 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929.
(William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "My Experiences with Wilhelm Reich's Orgone Box," The Adding Machine (1985).)