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William C. Bryant Quotes and Sayings

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The groves were God's first temples.
- William C. Bryant

Related topics: Nature

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits
of innocence and blessedness.
- William C. Bryant

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
- William C. Bryant

Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable,
changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
- William C. Bryant

 

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue
as the spring heaven it gazes at.
- William C. Bryant

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go;
the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
- William C. Bryant

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
- William C. Bryant

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A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
- William C. Bryant

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive,
while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
- William C. Bryant

Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings.
- William C. Bryant

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness -
a harsh nurse,
who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed
with joy as they wander by.
- William C. Bryant

The moon is at her full, and riding high,
Floods the calm fields with light.
The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep to-night.
- William C. Bryant

The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints
the buds and swells the leaves within.
- William C. Bryant

Where hast thou wandered.
gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
- William C. Bryant

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
- William C. Bryant

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms,
she speaks A various language.
- William C. Bryant

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
and the year smiles as it draws near its death.
- William C. Bryant

Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place.
- William C. Bryant

Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols
of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination
the most powerfully and delightfully.
- William C. Bryant

All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes,
that slumber in its bosom.
- William C. Bryant

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen.
Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
- William C. Bryant

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity.
- Anne Boyd

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
- Christopher Marlowe

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People PHOTO

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation,
but false progress.
- Sydney J. Harris

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
- Susan B. Anthony

The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted,
may make significant progress alone and without material help is past.
This fact is most self-evident in our work.
- Ernest Lawrence

Progress was all right.
Only it went on too long.
- James Thurber

Believe in life!
Always human beings will live and progress to greater,
broader, and fuller life.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.
- George Henry Lewes

Progress comes to those who train and train;
reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.
- Morihei Ueshiba

I was in New York.
Hitchcock was in California.
He rang me to make a report on his progress and said,
I'm having trouble.
I've just sacked my second screenwriter.
- Patricia Highsmith

Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very
heavily disguised as Chaos.
- Joyce Grenfell

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections,
drafted a constitution, and elected a new government.
While more work remains, this is remarkable progress.
- Tim Murphy

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas A. Edison

The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
- Ernest Renan

The question of peace, progress and prosperity,
it's a motherhood statement, all of us like it.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress.
We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat
the Taliban by clearing an area.
They move.
- Colin Powell

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the
future but new restrictions.
- Norbert Wiener

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
- Jim Rohn

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution,
and it was designed to eat the Constitution,
to progress past the Constitution.
- Glenn Beck

It's the same each time with progress.
First they ignore you, then they say you're mad,
then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't
find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn

The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's
progress and that of the race appears,
therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.
- James M. Baldwin

I don't believe in myths of decline or myths of progress,
even as regards the literary scene.
- Harold Bloom


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