„If he that in the field is slain
Be in the bed of honour lain,
He that is beaten may be said
To lie in honour's truckle-bed.“
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto III, line 1047
„My dog lay dead five days without a grave
In the thick of summer, hid in a clump of pine
And a jungle of grass and honey-suckle vine.“
— Richard Wilbur American poet 1921 - 2017
Context: My dog lay dead five days without a grave In the thick of summer, hid in a clump of pine And a jungle of grass and honey-suckle vine. I who had loved him while he kept alive Went only close enough to where he was To sniff the heavy honeysuckle-smell Twined with another odor heavier still And hear the flies' intolerable buzz.
„I saw myself reflected in him as in a mirror and in his eyes I seemed to look upon myself.
And I heard a voice saying:
—"Look, this is the Great Magician!“
— P. D. Ouspensky Russian esotericist 1878 - 1947
Context: I Saw the Man. His figure reached from earth to heaven and was clad in a purple mantle. He stood deep in foliage and flowers and his head, on which was the head-band of an initiate, seemed to disappear mysteriously in infinity. Before him on a cube-shaped altar were four symbols of magic — the sceptre, the cup, the sword and the pentacle. His right hand pointed to heaven, his left to earth. Under his mantle he wore a white tunic girded with a serpent swallowing its tail. His face was luminous and serene, and, when his eyes met mine, I felt that he saw most intimate recesses of my soul. I saw myself reflected in him as in a mirror and in his eyes I seemed to look upon myself. And I heard a voice saying: —"Look, this is the Great Magician! Card I : The Magician http://www.sacred-texts.com/tarot/sot/sot02.htm
„He read with a charming full voice, and when everyone was applauding, "how much", he asked, "would you have applauded if you had heard the original?"“
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 př. n. l.
De Oratorio, book 3, chapter 56. Note: Cicero was telling the story of Æschines' return to Rhodes, at which he was requested to deliver Demosthenes' defence of Ctesiphon.
— Aaron Weiss
Four-Word Letter, Pt 2.
„Body, remember not only how much you were loved,
not only the beds you lay on,
but also those desires glowing openly
in eyes that looked at you,
trembling for you in voices.“
— Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
" Body, Remember... http://cavafis.compupress.gr/kave_45.htm" (1918)
„The flames roll'd on-he would not go
Without his father's word;
That father, faint in death below,
His voice no longer heard.“
— Felicia Hemans English poet 1793 - 1835
Casabianca, st. 3.
„The Speaker is seen, but not heard and the President is neither seen nor heard. He would very much would a President who is neither seen nor heard, but who decides. I would like to do something silently.“
— Neelam Sanjiva Reddy sixth President of India 1913 - 1996
His statement on assuming office of President in: Dr. Janak Raj Jai "Presidents of India, 1950-2003", P.140