Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Calamity

"Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms." - Upanishads or The Upanishads NULL

"By metaphor you paint a thing. Thus, the pineapple was a leather fruit, a fruit for pewter, thorned and palmed and blue, to be served by men of ice." - Wallace Stevens

"Every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it." - Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro NULL

"True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery." - Victor Hugo

"Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon. King Henry IV. Part I. Act i. Sc. 2." -

"The spirit of prayer is a pressing forth of the soul out of this earthly life, it is a stretching with all its desire after the life of God, it is a leaving, as far as it can, all its own spirit, to receive a spirit from above, to be one life, one love, one spirit with Christ in God." - William Law

"Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms." - Upanishads or The Upanishads NULL

"By metaphor you paint a thing. Thus, the pineapple was a leather fruit, a fruit for pewter, thorned and palmed and blue, to be served by men of ice." - Wallace Stevens

"Every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it." - Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro NULL

"True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery." - Victor Hugo

"Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon. King Henry IV. Part I. Act i. Sc. 2." -

"The spirit of prayer is a pressing forth of the soul out of this earthly life, it is a stretching with all its desire after the life of God, it is a leaving, as far as it can, all its own spirit, to receive a spirit from above, to be one life, one love, one spirit with Christ in God." - William Law