Quotations About / On: SUN
... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
(Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.36311.)
Death and the sun are two things we cannot look on with a steady eye.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 27 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
(Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist and historian. Chartism, ch. 4 (1839).)
The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.8.)
The sun of a prince's good graces resembles that in the skies in that it shines most kindly upon the blackest people.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).)
Sun, I come to see you for the last time.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Phaedra, in Phaedra, act 1, sc. 3 (1677).
Phaedra is considering killing herself (or dying of grief).)
The best sun we have is made of Newcastle coal, and I am determined never to reckon upon any other.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Letter, June 15, 1768. Correspondence, vol. 10, Yale edition (1937-1983).)
The sun has not yet set for all time.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIX, 26.)
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
(Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), U.S. author. "Melons and Early Frost," Boy Life on the Prairie (1899).)