„Master Kingston, I see the matter against me now it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King He would not have given me over in my gray hairs.“
— Thomas Wolsey English political figure and cardinal 1471 - 1530
To the messenger summoning him to see Henry VIII. http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasWolsey(Cardinal).htm.
„Ethiopians say that their gods are snubnosed and black
Thracians that they are pale and red-haired.“
— Xenophanes Presocratic philosopher -570 - -475 a.C.
Fragment 16 (D-K)
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
Xfm 21 December 2002
„When I lie tangled in her hair,
And fettered to her eye,
The gods that wanton in the air
Know no such liberty.“
— Richard Lovelace English writer and poet 1617 - 1658
To Althea: From Prison, st. 1.
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
For Anne Gregory http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1483/, st. 3
„And ruined is the Cossack! He is lost for all the chivalry of the Cossacks! He will see Zaporozhye no more; nor his father's farms, nor the church of God. Ukraine will see no more the bravest of the sons who undertook to defend her. Old Taras will tear the gray hair from his head and curse the day and hour when he begot such a son to shame him.“
— Nikolai Gogol Russian writer 1809 - 1852
"Taras Bulba" (1835)
„I once asked a distinguished biologist to explain to me the genetic imprint, the famous double helix which differentiates one being from another. He called it "the graffito of God", because it can never be erased. All other imprints — of memory, environment, experience — he called "human graffiti".“
— Morris West Australian writer 1916 - 1999
Pope Leo XIV in Ch. XV
„Since we have received everything from the Gods, and it is right to pay the giver some tithe of his gifts, we pay such a tithe of possessions in votive offering, of bodies in gifts of (hair and) adornment, and of life in sacrifices.“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
XVI. Concerning sacrifices and other worships, that we benefit man by them, but not the Gods.
„"What is care?" asked the Princess, with a smile.
"It is a god", replied the Physician, "invisible, but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse — it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey".“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, pt. 5, ch. 5 (1833).
„He spoke, the son of Kronos, and nodded his head with the dark brows,
and the immortally anointed hair of the great god
swept from his divine head, and all Olympos was shaken.“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
I. 528–530 (tr. Richmond Lattimore).
„Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.“
— Saint Peter apostle and first pope
1 Peter 3:3-4 ( World English Bible http://biblehub.com/web/1_peter/3.htm)
„Reverend Lucius Fairlow... a mild-spoken young-old man with mild chestnut hair and a mild chestnut mustache and a conservative theology which stuck mildly to the pleasant certainties of God's anger and eternal hellfire. ~ Ch. 2“
— Sinclair Lewis American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885 - 1951