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Quotations About / On: SUN

  • 11.
    A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist and historian. Chartism, ch. 4 (1839).)
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  • 12.
    The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.8.)
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  • 13.
    The sun of a prince's good graces resembles that in the skies in that it shines most kindly upon the blackest people.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).)
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  • 14.
    Sun, I come to see you for the last time.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Phaedra, in Phaedra, act 1, sc. 3 (1677). Phaedra is considering killing herself (or dying of grief).)
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  • 15.
    The best sun we have is made of Newcastle coal, and I am determined never to reckon upon any other.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Letter, June 15, 1768. Correspondence, vol. 10, Yale edition (1937-1983).)
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  • 16.
    The sun has not yet set for all time.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIX, 26.)
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  • 17.
    There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
    (Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), U.S. author. "Melons and Early Frost," Boy Life on the Prairie (1899).)
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  • 18.
    One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 3, Conard (1915).)
  • 19.
    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).)
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  • 20.
    Freedom and whores are the most cosmopolitan items under the sun.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
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