Continuance Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
anger-may-repast-with-thee-for-an-hour-but-not-repose-for-a-night-the-continuance-of-anger-is-hatred-the-continuance-of-hatred-turns-malice
anger-may-repast-with-thee-for-hour-but-not-repose-for-night-continuance-anger-is-hatred-continuance-hatred-turns-malice-francis-quarles
that-was-continuance-what-we-have-seen-most-season-that-is-various-clubs-beating-each-other-ron-noades
he-that-is-happy-by-whatever-means-desires-nothing-but-continuance-happiness-samuel-johnson
character-is-impulse-reined-down-into-steady-continuance-charles-henry-parkhurst
nothing-raises-price-blessing-like-its-removal-whereas-it-was-its-continuance-which-should-have-taught-us-its-value-it-is-wise-to-be-grateful-what-henry-moore
the-existence-any-method-standard-custom-practice-is-no-reason-for-its-continuance-when-better-is-offered-theodore-roosevelt
to-them-who-by-patient-continuance-in-well-doing-seek-for-glory-and-honour-and-immortality-eternal-life
honor-riches-marriageblessing-long-continuance-increasing-hourly-joys-be-still-upon-you-william-shakespeare
life-is-ever-reaching-for-strength-vitality-survival-fulfillment-perpetuating-its-inherent-message-continuance-bryant-mcgill
neither-are-any-wars-furious-bloody-long-continuance-as-those-occasioned-by-difference-in-opinion-especially-if-it-be-in-things-indifferent-jonathan-swift
even-if-i-should-never-see-native-converted-god-may-design-by-my-patience-continuance-in-word-to-encourage-future-missionaries-henry-martyn
conservation-is-great-moral-issue-for-it-involves-patriotic-duty-insuring-safety-continuance-nation-theodore-roosevelt
the-standard-good-behavior-for-continuance-in-office-judicial-magistracy-is-certainly-one-most-valuable-modern-improvements-in-practice-alexander-hamilton
man-it-is-not-thy-works-which-are-mortal-infinitely-little-greatest-no-greater-than-least-but-only-spirit-thou-workest-in-that-can-have-worth-thomas-carlyle
reason-shows-itself-in-all-occurrences-life-whereas-brute-makes-no-discovery-such-talent-but-in-what-immediately-regards-his-own-preservation-joseph-addison
we-pray-not-to-inform-god-instruct-him-but-to-beseech-him-closely-to-be-made-intimate-with-him-by-continuance-in-supplication-to-be-humbled-to-be-saint-john-chrysostom
philosophy-means-nothing-unless-it-is-connected-to-birth-death-continuance-life-anytime-you-are-going-to-build-society-that-works-you-have-to-begin-from-nature-body-susan-griffin
gandhi-has-more-recently-recognized-need-for-continuance-british-american-chinese-efforts-in-india-has-suggested-that-these-troops-might-remain-by-stafford-cripps
if-any-state-in-union-will-declare-that-it-prefers-separation-to-continuance-in-union-i-have-no-hesitation-in-saying-let-us-separate-thomas-jefferson
creation-differs-from-subsistence-only-as-first-leap-fountain-differs-from-its-continuance-coventry-patmore
whether-it-is-to-be-utopia-oblivion-will-be-touchgo-relay-race-right-up-to-final-moment-humanity-is-in-final-exam-as-to-whether-not-it-qualifies-r-buckminster-fuller
but-wulf-did-what-it-does-simply-insisted-simply-burned-through-simply-defied-the-same-shrugging-grinning-continuance-the-nature-life-the-nature-beast-glen-duncan
The frequent hearing of my mistress reading the bible-for she often read aloud when her husband was absent-soon awakened my curiosity in respect to this mystery of reading, and roused in me the desire to learn. Having no fear of my kind mistress before my eyes, (she had given me no reason to fear, ) I frankly asked her to teach me to read; and without hesitation, the dear woman began the task, and very soon, by her assistance, I was master of the alphabet, and could spell words of three or four letters... Master Hugh was amazed at the simplicity of his spouse, and, probably for the first time, he unfolded to her the true philosophy of slavery, and the peculiar rules necessary to be observed by masters and mistresses, in the management of their human chattels. Mr. Auld promptly forbade the continuance of her [reading] instruction; telling her, in the first place, that the thing itself was unlawful; that it was also unsafe, and could only lead to mischief... Mrs. Auld evidently felt the force of his remarks; and, like an obedient wife, began to shape her course in the direction indicated by her husband. The effect of his words, on me, was neither slight nor transitory. His iron sentences-cold and harsh-sunk deep into my heart, and stirred up not only my feelings into a sort of rebellion, but awakened within me a slumbering train of vital thought. It was a new and special revelation, dispelling a painful mystery, against which my youthful understanding had struggled, and struggled in vain, to wit: the white man's power to perpetuate the enslavement of the black man. "Very well, " thought I; "knowledge unfits a child to be a slave." I instinctively assented to the proposition; and from that moment I understood the direct pathway from slavery to freedom. This was just what I needed; and got it at a time, and from a source, whence I least expected it... Wise as Mr. Auld was, he evidently underrated my comprehension, and had little idea of the use to which I was capable of putting the impressive lesson he was giving to his wife... That which he most loved I most hated; and the very determination which he expressed to keep me in ignorance, only rendered me the more resolute in seeking intelligence.

Frederick Douglass
the-frequent-hearing-my-mistress-reading-biblefor-she-often-read-aloud-when-her-husband-was-absentsoon-awakened-my-curiosity-in-respect-to-this-mystery-reading-roused-in-me-desir
In good truth he had started in London with some vague idea that as his life in it would not be of long continuance, the pace at which he elected to travel would be of little consequence; but the years since his first entry into the Metropolis were now piled one on top of another, his youth was behind him, his chances of longevity, spite of the way he had striven to injure his constitution, quite as good as ever. He had come to that period of existence, to that narrow strip of tableland, whence the ascent of youth and the descent of age are equally discernible - when, simply because he has lived for so many years, it strikes a man as possible he may have to live for just as many more, with the ability for hard work gone, with the boon companions scattered, with the capacity for enjoying convivial meetings a mere memory, with small means perhaps, with no bright hopes, with the pomp and the circumstance and the fairy carriages, and the glamour which youth flings over earthly objects, faded away like the pageant of yesterday, while the dreary ceremony of living has to be gone through today and tomorrow and the morrow after, as though the gay cavalcade and the martial music, and the glittering helmets and the prancing steeds were still accompanying the wayfarer to his journey's end. Ah! my friends, there comes a moment when we must all leave the coach with its four bright bays, its pleasant outside freight, its cheery company, its guard who blows the horn so merrily through villages and along lonely country roads. Long before we reach that final stage, where the black business claims us for its own speecial property, we have to bid goodbye to all easy, thoughtless journeying and betake ourselves, with what zest we may, to traversing the common of reality. There is no royal road across it that ever I heard of. From the king on his throne to the laborer who vaguely imagines what manner of being a king is, we have all to tramp across that desert at one period of our lives, at all events; and that period is usually when, as I have said, a man starts to find the hopes, and the strength, and the buoyancy of youth left behind, while years and years of life lie stretching out before him. The coach he has travelled by drops him here. There is no appeal, there is no help; therefore, let him take off his hat and wish the new passengers good speed without either envy or repining. Behld, he has had his turn, and let whosoever will, mount on the box-seat of life again, and tip the coachman and handle the ribbons - he shall take that journey no more, no more for ever. ("The Banshee's Warning")

Charlotte Riddell
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I had ceased to be a writer of tolerably poor tales and essays, and had become a tolerably good Surveyor of the Customs. That was all. But, nevertheless, it is any thing but agreeable to be haunted by a suspicion that one's intellect is dwindling away; or exhaling, without your consciousness, like ether out of a phial; so that, at every glance, you find a smaller and less volatile residuum. Of the fact, there could be no doubt; and, examining myself and others, I was led to conclusions in reference to the effect of public office on the character, not very favorable to the mode of life in question. In some other form, perhaps, I may hereafter develop these effects. Suffice it here to say, that a Custom-House officer, of long continuance, can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which-though, I trust, an honest one-is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind. An effect-which I believe to be observable, more or less, in every individual who has occupied the position-is, that, while he leans on the mighty arm of the Republic, his own proper strength departs from him. He loses, in an extent proportioned to the weakness or force of his original nature, the capability of self-support. If he possess an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable. The ejected officer-fortunate in the unkindly shove that sends him forth betimes, to struggle amid a struggling world-may return to himself, and become all that he has ever been. But this seldom happens. He usually keeps his ground just long enough for his own ruin, and is then thrust out, with sinews all unstrung, to totter along the difficult footpath of life as he best may. Conscious of his own infirmity, -that his tempered steel and elasticity are lost, -he for ever afterwards looks wistfully about him in quest of support external to himself. His pervading and continual hope-a hallucination, which, in the face of all discouragement, and making light of impossibilities, haunts him while he lives, and, I fancy, like the convulsive throes of the cholera, torments him for a brief space after death-is, that, finally, and in no long time, by some happy coincidence of circumstances, he shall be restored to office. This faith, more than any thing else, steals the pith and availability out of whatever enterprise he may dream of undertaking. Why should he toil and moil, and be at so much trouble to pick himself up out of the mud, when, in a little while hence, the strong arm of his Uncle will raise and support him? Why should he work for his living here, or go to dig gold in California, when he is so soon to be made happy, at monthly intervals, with a little pile of glittering coin out of his Uncle's pocket? It is sadly curious to observe how slight a taste of office suffices to infect a poor fellow with this singular disease. Uncle Sam's gold-meaning no disrespect to the worthy old gentleman-has, in this respect, a quality of enchantment like that of the Devil's wages. Whoever touches it should look well to himself, or he may find the bargain to go hard against him, involving, if not his soul, yet many of its better attributes; its sturdy force, its courage and constancy, its truth, its self-reliance, and all that gives the emphasis to manly character.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
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