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That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
by A. E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning,
to keep watch over my thoughts, because,
if a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

 

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence,
which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made,
and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman

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Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think,
has endowed him with the ability to write.
- A. E. Housman

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;
not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
- A. E. Housman

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

If a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

We gather today in gratitude for the bounty of the land,
the joyful company around this table,
and all the other blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life,
its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from
which he draws his faith together with his life.
- Joseph Conrad

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

Tip the world over on its side and
everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

Anything to do with the land, I love.
- Chris LeDoux

The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land,
through his iron, through his blood.
- Ernst Moritz Arndt

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong

I approached Red Square three times,
trying to find somewhere to land,
before discovering a wide bridge nearby.
I landed there and taxied into Red Square.
- Mathias Rust

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

I will burn your city, your land, your self.
- Hulagu Khan

Without that sense of security which property gives,
the land would still be uncultivated.
- Francois Quesnay

This nation will remain the land of the free only so
long as it is the home of the brave.
- Elmer Davis

Humans are very aggressive and scrappy,
and go to war at the drop of a hat.
However, a standard land war is no longer going to
work as it is no longer technically possible.
- Bruce Sterling

Wales is the land of my fathers.
And my fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.
- Bashar al-Assad

Forcing women in or near land combat will hurt recruiting,
not help.
- Phyllis Schlafly

My plan was to land in Red Square, but there were too
many people and I thought I'd cause casualties.
- Mathias Rust

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea,
is the most immediately and intensely practical question
connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

Furthermore, the unearned increment from land appears
in the United States as a gain to the first comers,
who have here laid the foundations of a new State.
- William Graham Sumner

For our immediate family and relatives,
Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman

What I advise clients is, sell, pay the tax and be happy.
Don't ask me to find a replacement unless it's land.
- Mike Simpson

Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk,
if you don't pour you loose millions.
- Eddie Perez

When house and land are gone and spent,
then learning is most excellent.
- Samuel Foote

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and
to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness
into a land of splendid cities.
- James H. Breasted

And finally Winter, with its bitin',
whinin' wind,
and all the land will be mantled with snow.
- Roy Bean

The same undisciplined government spending and social
engineering that has undermined our economy over the
past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.
- Stockwell Day

I am inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain.
- Jacques Cartier

This morning's scene is good and fine,
Long rain has not harmed the land.
- Du Fu

I think having land and not ruining it is the most
beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
- Andy Warhol

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land,
we have forgotten how to walk.
- Wendell Johnson

On this land, Muslims, Christians and Jews can coexist together,
as they have - as they had for the -
for hundreds of years in the framework of a democratic state.
- Hassan Nasrallah

The land of my fathers.
My fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

Our settlement of land is without regard to the best use of land.
- Arthur Erickson

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

Let America first praise mediocrity even,
in her children, before she praises...
the best excellence in the children of any other land.
- Herman Melville

You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big
money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name.
It's much better if you've got four or five.
- Nigel Kneale

There is no way to ease the burden.
The voyage leads on from harm to harm,
A land of others and of silence.
- Donald Justice


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