Quotations About / On:
I gather roses from thorns, gold from the earth, the pearl from the oyster.
(Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 20.)
From the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dauphin, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 7, l. 31-32.
I.e., from dawn to dusk, when the lamb lies down to sleep.)
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. La Légende des siècles, preface (1859).)
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Escalus, in Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 1, l. 38.
Thinking of the generally virtuous Claudio, sentenced to death by Angelo.)
Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
The younger rises when the old doth fall.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Edmund, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 3, l. 25.
Varying the proverb, "the rising of one man is the falling of another.")
Military glorythe attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Jan. 12, 1848, to the House of Representatives.
Arguing against the war with Mexico.)
A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.
(John Carey (b. 1934), British author, critic. repr. in Original Copy, pt. 2, "Keeping Up with the Coopers" (1987). Sunday Times (London, Sept. 20, 1981).
Of photographs of society figure Lady Diana Cooper.)
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 231, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
(Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), Italian nationalist leader. The Duties of Man, ch. 1 (1844-1858, trans. 1907).)