„Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord“
Harold the Dauntless (1817), Canto I, st. 4.
Contesto: Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord;
That which molders hemp and steel,
Mortal arm and nerve must feel.
„The rust will find the sword of fame,
The dust will hide the crown;
Ay, none shall nail so high his name
Time will not tear it down.“
— John Vance Cheney American writer 1848 - 1922
The Happiest Heart
— Glen Cook, libro She Is the Darkness
Origine: She Is the Darkness (1997), Chapter 55 (p. 466)
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, April, Foreign Policy Speech (27 April 2016)
— Antisthenes Greek philosopher -444 - -365 a.C.
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius
— Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897
"A Danish Barrow".
„Loud Threatnings make men stubborn, but kind Words
Pierce gentle Breasts sooner than sharpest Swords.“
— John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676
Fab. LXV: Of the Sun and Wind, Moral
The Fables of Aesop (2nd ed. 1668)
— Leo Tolstoy, libro Guerra e pace
Bk. X, ch. 16
Origine: War and Peace (1865–1867; 1869)
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
— Stephen King, La storia di Lisey
Origine: Lisey's Story
„Education is still starved. It is the cornerstone of any civilized society and the sharpest sword in the defence of freedom, but it is still the step child of governments and corporations alike.“
— Stanley Knowles Canadian politician 1908 - 1997
Origine: The New Party - (1961), Chapter 7, Program, p. 84
— Suzanne Collins, libro Gregor and the Code of Claw
Origine: Gregor and the Code of Claw
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
"The Knight's Tomb" (c. 1817)
— Laurence Hope, India's Love Lyrics
Less Than the Dust
Indian Love Lyrics (aka Garden of Kama) (1901)
I spent all this time building a relationship. Then one night I left the window open and it started to rust.“
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Origine: The Lover's Dictionary
„I might have preferred iron, but bronze will do. It won't rust. And, this time I hope, the head will stay on.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
" Statue of Margaret Thatcher unveiled at British Parliament http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/world/20070221-1456-britain-thatcher-statue.html", Associated Press, 21 February 2007.
On the unveiling of a statue of her in the Members' Lobby of the House of Commons. Baroness Thatcher referred to a previous marble statue which was decapitated http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2091200.stm in 2002.
— Jerome Isaac Friedman American physicist 1930
"Will Innovation Flourish in the Future?," 2002
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
"A Report in January" (30 January 1958), The Points of My Compass: Letters from the East, the West, the North, the South (1962); reprinted in Essays of E.B. White (1977)
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
Acceptance Speech for the Margaret Edwards Award (1998)
Contesto: I don't want to dump on TV, but there's no doubt that our language has been changed by television, especially by the media, which tries to manipulate us into being consumers. Most of the time nowadays we human beings are referred to as consumers. What does the consumer think? What does the consumer want? How ugly. Forest fires consume. Cancer consumes. I want us to be nourishers. To be a librarian, particularly a librarian for young adults, is to be a nourisher, to share stories, offer books full of new ideas. We live in a world which has changed radically in the last half century, and story helps us to understand and live creatively with change.
The changes are not going to stop. They are going to continue and accelerate. Like it or not.