Quotations About / On:
Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).)
We live in an era of revolutionthe revolution of rising expectations.
(Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Look (New York, Sept. 22, 1953), The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, vol. 5 (1974).)
I recoil, overcome with the glory of my rosy hue and the knowledge that I, a mere cock, have made the sun rise.
(Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), French poet, playwright. Chantecler, in The Chantecler, act 2, sc. 3 (1910).)
The higher we rise up, the smaller we appear to those who are unable to fly.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 331, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 574, "Don't Forget!" (1881).)
Early rising is no pleasure; early drinking's just the measure.
(François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 21, p. 57, Pleiade edition (1995).)
An early-rising man ... a good spouse but a bad husband.
(Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. The widow Monteil, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).)
It is not necessary that every time he rises he should give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.
(Michael Foot (b. 1913), British Labour politician, prime minister. Speech, March 2, 1978, House of Commons. Hansard, col. 668.
Referring to Conservative politician Norman Tebbit.)
I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
(Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Baseball the Beautiful, Links Books (1970).
Some of us prefer Austrian voices risen in song to ugly German threats.
(Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, to Herr Zeller (1965).)
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
(David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. The Natural History of Religion, sect. 10, p. 339, Green and Grose (1898).)