In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I'll be worth a sentence or two.... That's why my place in the all-time rankin...gs means so very little to me, because I know I won't be anybody's number one, and it's that same old thing: if you're not number one, then what does it really matter?LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We ought to celebrate this hour by expressions of manly joy. Not thanks, not prayer seem quite the highest or truest name for our ...communication with the infinite,--but glad and conspiring reception,--reception that becomes giving in its turn, as the receiver is only the All-Giver in part and infancy.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Since we are assured that the all-wise Creator has observed the most exact proportions of number, weight and measure in the make o...f all things, the most likely way therefore to get any insight into the nature of those parts of the Creation which come within our observation must in all reason be to number, weigh and measure.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The Puritan, of course, is not entirely devoid of aesthetic feeling. He has a taste for good form; he responds to style; he is eve...n capable of something approaching a purely aesthetic emotion. But he fears this aesthetic emotion as an insinuating distraction from his chief business in life: the sober consideration of the all-important problem of conduct. Art is a temptation, a seduction, a Lorelei, and the Good Man may safely have traffic with it when it is broken to moral uses--in other words, when its innocence is pumped out of it, and it is purged of gusto.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Perhaps the fact that I am not a Radical or a believer in the all powerful ballot for women to right her wrongs and that I do not ...scorn womanly duties, but claim it as a privilege to clean up and sort of supervise the room and sew things, etc., is winning me stronger allies than anything else.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Fear no more the heat o' the sun Nor the furious winter's rages;... Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past the tyrant's stroke; Care no more to clothe and eat, To thee the reed is as the oak: The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this and come to dust.
Fear no more the lightning flash, Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone; Fear not slander, censure rash; Thou hast finished joy and moan: All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee and come to dust.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
When I see that the nineteenth century has crowned the idolatry of Art with the deification of Love, so that every poet is suppose...d to have pierced to the holy of holies when he has announced that Love is the Supreme, or the Enough, or the All, I feel that Art was safer in the hands of the most fanatical of Cromwell's major generals than it will be if ever it gets into mine.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Our foes are in our midst and all about us. There is hardly a house but is divided against itself, for our foe is the all but univ...ersal woodenness of both head and heart, the want of vitality in man, which is the effect of our vice; and hence are begotten fear, superstition, bigotry, persecution, and slavery of all kinds. We are mere figure-heads upon a hulk, with livers in the place of hearts. The curse is the worship of idols, which at length changes the worshiper into a stone image himself; and the New-Englander is just as much an idolater as the Hindoo. This man was an exception, for he did not set up even a political graven image between him and his God.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can ...be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »