„The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham English statesman and poet 1628 - 1687
Bayes, Act IV, sc, i
„The water is calm and still below,
For the winds and waves are absent there,
And the sands are bright as the stars that glow
In the motionless fields of upper air.“
— James Gates Percival American geologis, poet, and surgeon 1795 - 1856
The coral Grove, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Pibroch of Donald Dhu (1816), St. 4.
„Translation: He ploughs the waves, sows the sand, and hopes to gather the wind in a net, who places his hopes on the heart of woman.“
— Jacopo Sannazaro Italian writer 1456 - 1530
Ne l'onde solca, e ne l'arena semina, E'l vago vento spera in rete accogliere Chi sue speranze fonda in cor di femina. Ecloga Octava; "Plough the sands" found in Juvenal, Satires, VII. Jeremy Taylor, Discourse on Liberty of Prophesying (1647), Introduction.
„The waves were indifferent, and the wind; and the rocks neither knew nor cared who owned them, Christ’s Vicar or an English King.“
— Keith Roberts British writer and artist 1935 - 2000
Fifth measure “The White Boat” (p. 179)
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902
Context: There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities, such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. The result would be an Encyclopedia of Error.
„Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave,
But carries no cry of what is hoped to be.
There may be little or much beyond the grave,
But the strong are saying nothing until they see.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"The Strong Are Saying Nothing
„Religious feeling is as much a verity as any other part of human consciousness; and against it, on the subjective side, the waves of science beat in vain.“
— John Tyndall British scientist 1820 - 1893
Professor Virchow and Evolution.
„By Nebo’s lonely mountain,
On this side Jordan’s wave,
In a vale in the land of Moab,
There lies a lonely grave.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895