Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, ...though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pa...le forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief ... for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We are told it will be of no use for us to ask this measure of justice--that the ballot be given to the women of our new possessio...ns upon the same terms as to the men--because we shall not get it. It is not our business whether we are going to get it; our business is to make the demand.... Ask for the whole loaf and take what you can get.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Rosalind. I will be your Rosalind in a more coming-on disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it.... Orlando. Then love me, Rosalind. Rosalind. Yes, faith, will I, Fridays and Saturdays and all.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We have been here over forty years, a longer period than the children of Israel wandered through the wilderness, coming to this Ca...pitol pleading for this recognition of the principle that the Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Mr. Chairman, we ask that you report our resolution favorably if you can but unfavorably if you must; that you report one way or the other, so that the Senate may have the chance to consider it.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
It is not revolutionary on our part to ask a share in our Government. We are demanding it because it is in accord with American id...eals and absolutely essential to the establishment of true democracy. A democratic form of government is right or it is not right--it is either right that the people should be self- governed or that they should not. If it is not right, then we ought to know it; the whole people ought to know it. If it is right, then the whole people ought to have equal opportunities in self-government.... Some one asked Wendell Phillips if Christianity were not a failure and he replied, "It has not yet been tried." So we can say in regard to democracy.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Of thee (kind boy) I ask no red and white to make up my delight,... no odd becoming graces, Black eyes, or little know-not-whats, in faces; Make me but mad enough, give me good store Of Love, for her I Court I ask no more, 'Tis love in love that makes the sport.