Merit

There is in it a placid inexhaustibility, a calm, vicious infinitude, which will baffle even the gods.

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more than she can be witty only by the help of speech.

Civilization, or that which is so called, has operated two ways to make one part of society more affluent and the other part more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state.

We bless You Adonai,
our God, ruler of the universe.
You create light and darkness,
You make peace,
And create all things.
All acknowledge You,
All praise Your unique holiness,
All declare:
None is holy like Adonai!
All exalt You, for You create everything.
Each day
You burst open the doors of the eastern sky,
And the windows of the globe surrounding the world,
And You propel the sun and moon
Out of their resting places.

Each day You bring light to the world and its inhabitants,
Each day You create the world all over again,
Each day You demonstrate goodness.
How abundant are your works, Adonai,
All fashioned with wisdom;
The entire world is filled with Your creations,
For ages, we have praised You and glorified You.
You are our exalted ruler,
You are our eternal God.
Have compassion on us,
infinite source of compassion.
You are our rock of strength,
our shield of protection, our spring of salvation.

Praise are You, Lord our God, King of the universe,
creating light and fashioning darkness, ordaining the order of creation.
You illumine the world and its creatures with mercy;
in Your goodness, day after day You renew Creation.
How manifold Your works, O Lord; with wisdom You fashioned them all.
The earth abounds with Your creations.
Uniquely exalted since earliest time,
enthroned on praise and prominence since the world began,
eternal God, with Your manifold mercies continue to love us,
our Pillar of strength, protecting Rock, sheltering Shield, sustaining Stronghold.

Our praiseworthy God with vast understanding fashioned the rays of the sun.
The good light He created reflects His splendor; radiant lights surround his throne.
His heavenly servants in holiness exalt the Almighty, constantly recounting His sacred glory.
Praise shall be Yours, Lord our God, for Your wondrous works,
for the lights You have fashioned, the sun and the moon which reflects your glory.

A Song : On The Green Margin -

On the green margin of the brook,
Despairing Phyllida reclined,
Whilst every sigh, and every look,
Declared the anguish of her mind.

Am I less lovely then? (she cries,
And in the waves her form surveyed);
Oh yes, I see my languid eyes,
My faded cheek, my colour fled:
These eyes no more like lightning pierced,
These cheeks grew pale, when Damon first
His Phyllida betrayed.

The rose he in his bosom wore,
How oft upon my breast was seen!
And when I kissed the drooping flower,
Behold, he cried, it blooms again!
The wreaths that bound my braided hair,
Himself next day was proud to wear
At church, or on the green.

While thus sad Phyllida lamented,
Chance brought unlucky Thyrsis on;
Unwillingly the nymph consented,
But Damon first the cheat begun.
She wiped the fallen tears away,
Then sighed and blushed, as who would say
Ah! Thyrsis, I am won.

Cruelty has a human heart, and jealousy a human face; terror the human form divine, and secrecy the human dress. The human dress is forged iron, the human form a fiery forge, the human face a furnace seal d, the human heart its hungry gorge.

I agree with your Lordship that a translation perfectly close is impossible, because time has sunk the original strict import of a thousand phrases, and we have no means of recovering it. But if we cannot be unimpeachably faithful, that is no reason why we should not be as faithful as we can; and if blank verse affords the fairest chance, then it claims the preference.

A woman who can't talk and a woman who can cook, is simply a woman who has arrived at absolute perfection.

Now they got such a high inheritance tax on 'em that you won't catch these old rich boys dying promiscuously like they did. This bill makes patriots out of everybody. You sure do die for your country if you die from now on.

My lovers suffocate me! Crowding my lips, and thick in the pores of my skin, Jostling me through streets and public halls... coming naked to me at night, Crying by day Ahoy from the rocks of the river... swinging and chirping over my head, Calling my name from flowerbeds or vines or tangled underbrush, Or while I swim in the bath....or drink from the pump on the corner... or the curtain is down at the opera... or I glimpse at a woman’s face in the railroad car; Lighting on every moment of my life, Bussing my body with soft and balsamic busses, Noiselessly passing handfuls out of their hearts and giving them to be mine.

Those who are living in anxiety and fear, most especially fear of scarcity, have no time or energy for the common good. Anxiety is no adequate basis for the common good; anxiety will cause the formulation of policy and of exploitative practices that are inimical to the common good, a systemic greediness that precludes the common good.

Foremost is the principle that the purpose of consumer research is to understand the customer's needs and wishes, and thus design product and service that will provide better living for him in the future. A second principle is that no one can guess the future loss of business from a dissatisfied customer.

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.

Words do not live in dictionaries, they live in the mind. And how do they live in the mind? Variously and strangely, much as human beings live, ranging hither and dither falling in love, meeting together. It's true they are much less bound by ceremony, convention, than we are. Royal words meet with common words. English words marry French words, German words. Indian words, Negro words.

He who upholds Truth with all the might of his power, He who upholds Truth the utmost in his word and deed, He, indeed, is Thy most valued helper, O Mazda Ahura!

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.

If heaven I cannot bend, then hell I'll stir.

In short, between men and women you want.Equality. Equality! You can't mean it. Man and woman are two different creatures. I said equality. I didn't say identity.