Quotations About / On: SUN

  • 61.
    Look not into the sun! Even the moon is too bright for your nocturnal eyes!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 196, selection 5[1], number 81, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 62.
    A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Sir Charles Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 3, letter 29, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
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  • 63.
    Intuition, like the rays of the sun, acts only in an inflexibly straight line; it can guess right only on condition of never diverting its gaze; the freaks of chance disturb it.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in A Bachelor's Establishment, originally named Les Célibataires, first part was published as Les Deux Frères in La Presse (1841); included in the Comédie humaine first under the title Un Ménage de Garìon and finally as La Rabo.)
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  • 64.
    Up a lazy river by the old mill run, that lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun.
    (Sidney Arodin, U.S. songwriter. "Lazy River," Peer International Corp. (1931). Music composed by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981).)
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  • 65.
    There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and has to settle for the whole woman.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 66.
    Nature made the day for exercise, work and seeing to one's business; and ... it provides us with a candle, which is to say the bright and joyous light of the sun.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Panurge, in Third Book, ch. 15, p. 397, Pleiade edition (1995).)
  • 67.
    He had a whole heaven and horizon to himself, and the sun seemed to be journeying over his clearing only the livelong day.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 23-24, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 68.
    All we discover has been with us since the sun began to roll; and much we discover, is not worth the discovering.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 176, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970). Spoken by Babbalanja, the philosopher.)
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  • 69.
    When I could not see the light with my blind eyes, I blamed not my eyes, but the sun.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 30.)
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  • 70.
    The sun rarely shines in history, what with the dust and confusion; and when we meet with any cheering fact which implies the presence of this luminary, we excerpt and modernize it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 163, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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