Quotations About / On:
When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.)
Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
It is said that some Western steamers can run on a heavy dew, whence we can imagine what a canoe may do.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 272, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841).)
I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
(Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Faustus and I....")
The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III (1821).)
Great conversation ... requires an absolute running of two souls into one.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
Runs not this speech like iron through your blood?
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 245.
To Claudio, on learning they were misled into thinking Hero false.)
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
(Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Imitations of Horace, bk. 1, epistle 6, "To Mr. Murray," l. 27 (1738).)