— Richard Garnett British scholar, librarian, biographer and poet 1835 - 1906
De Flagello myrteo. ccxxv.
„But am I not the nobler thro' thy love?
O three times less unworthy! likewise thou
Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Context: Of love that never found his earthly close, What sequel? Streaming eyes and breaking hearts? Or all the same as if he had not been? Not so. Shall Error in the round of time Still father Truth? O shall the braggart shout For some blind glimpse of freedom work itself Thro' madness, hated by the wise, to law System and empire? Sin itself be found The cloudy porch oft opening on the Sun? And only he, this wonder, dead, become Mere highway dust? or year by year alone Sit brooding in the ruins of a life, Nightmare of youth, the spectre of himself! If this were thus, if this, indeed, were all, Better the narrow brain, the stony heart, The staring eye glazed o'er with sapless days, The long mechanic pacings to and fro, The set gray life, and apathetic end. But am I not the nobler thro' thy love? O three times less unworthy! likewise thou Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years. " Love and Duty http://www.readbookonline.net/read/4310/14259/", l. 1- 21 (1842)
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
Context: When the lips I breathed upon Asked for such love as equals claim I looked where all the stars were gone Burned in the day's immortal flame. "Come thou like yon great dawn to me From darkness vanquished, battles done: Flame unto flame shall flow and be Within thy heart and mine as one.".
„There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.“
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
„Let me but feel thy look's embrace,
Transparent, pure, and warm,
And I'll not ask to touch thy face,
Or fold thee in mine arm.
For in thine eyes a girl doth rise,
Arrayed in candid bliss,
And draws me to her with a charm
More close than any kiss.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
Love in a Look.
„Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be!
Lead me by Thine own hand;
Choose out the path for me.“
— Horatius Bonar British minister and poet 1808 - 1889
„Jesus, my life is Thine,
And ever more shall be
Hidden in Thee,
For nothing can untwine
Thy life from mine.“
— Frances Ridley Havergal British poet and hymn-writer 1836 - 1879
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
Context: Here's ivy! — take them, as I used to do Thy flowers, and keep them where they shall not pine. Instruct thine eyes to keep their colours true, And tell thy soul, their roots are left in mine. No. LXIV
„There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.“
— Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997
— Laurence Hope English poet 1865 - 1904
Less Than the Dust