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Seite 111 - Uphold us, — cherish, — and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence ; truths that wake Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing ; To perish never; Which neither listlessness nor mad
Seite 289 - Thou hast left behind, Powers that will work for thee ! air, earth, and skies; There's not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee! thou hast great allies ! Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and man's unconquerable mind." " We might have called attention to those
Seite 176 - the law of Moses provides, that " if a man smite his servant or his maid with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall be surely punished ; notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his money.
Seite 484 - Make thy claim of wages a zero, then ; thou hast the world under thy feet. Well did the wisest of our time write: "It is only with Renunciation (Entsagen) that Life, properly speaking, can be said to begin.' " 1 asked myself: what is this that, ever since earliest years, thou hast been fretting and fuming, and lamenting and self-tormenting,
Seite 485 - hadst no right to be at all. What if thou wert born and predestined not to be Happy, but to be Unhappy ? Art thou nothing other than a Vulture, then, that fliest through the Universe seeking after somewhat to eat; and shrieking dolefully because carrion enough is not given thee ? Close thy Byron; open thy Goethe.
Seite 484 - to be hanged in a hair-halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp. " ' So true is it, what I then said, that the Fraction of Life can be increased in value not so much by increasing your Numerator, as by lessening your Denominator. Nay, unless my Algebra deceive me, Unity itself divided by Zero will give
Seite 372 - and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute ; And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Seite 73 - It so falls out That what we have, we prize not to the worth While we enjoy it; but being lacked and lost, Why then we reck the value : then we
Seite 478 - So had it lasted,' concludes the Wanderer, ' so had it lasted, as in bitter protracted Death-agony, through long years. The heart within me, unvisited by any heavenly dew-drop, was smouldering in sulphurous, slow-consuming fire. Almost since earliest memory I had shed no tear ; or once only when I, murmuring halfaudibly, recited Faust's Deathsong, that wild Sclig
Seite 484 - Now consider that we have the valuation of our own deserts ourselves, and what a fund of Self-Conceit there is in each of us, — do you wonder that the balance should so often dip the wrong way, and many a Blockhead cry: See there, what a payment; was ever worthy gentleman so used ? — I tell