Echoes of Wisdom: Or, Talmudic Sayings with Classic, Especially Latin, Parallelisms

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Haedrich, 1900 - 106 pages
 

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Page 31 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. Silence how dead! and darkness how profound! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 32 - We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a great man, without gaining something by him. He is the living light-fountain, which it is good and pleasant to be near. The light which enlightens, which has enlightened the darkness of the world; and this...
Page 32 - The morn is up again, the dewy morn, With breath all incense, and with cheek all bloom, Laughing the clouds away with playful scorn, And living as if earth contained no tomb, — And glowing into day...
Page 78 - The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept. Were toiling upward in the night.
Page 44 - If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its Ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Page 55 - Seek to be good, but aim not to be great: A woman's noblest station is retreat; Her fairest virtues fly from public sight, Domestic worth, that shuns too strong a light.
Page 94 - They cannot see so far as men can, but what they do see they see quicker. Hence they are constantly tempted to grasp at once at an idea, and seek to solve a problem suddenly, in contradistinction to the slower and more laborious ascent of the inductive investigator.
Page 71 - Did the Almighty,' says Lessing, ' holding in his right hand Truth, and in his left Search after Truth, deign to tender me the one I might prefer, — in all humility, but without hesitation, I should request Search after Truth.
Page 12 - Zwei Seelen, wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust, Die eine will sich von der andern trennen: Die eine hält, in derber Liebeslust, Sich an die Welt mit klammernden Organen; Die andre hebt gewaltsam sich vom Dust Zu den Gefilden hoher Ahnen.
Page 21 - I give them you. — (Whether she 's listening' — I must know of her If I 've done right. — ) Reflect, — I '11 soon return. [Salauin step« into the room to which Siltah had retired. NATHAN. Strange ! How is this? What wills the sultan of me ? I came prepared with cash, — he asks truth. Truth ? As if truth, too, were cash, — a coin disused, That goes by weight, — indeed, 'tis some such thing; — But a new coin, known by the stamp at once, To be flung down and told upon the counter, It...

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