Quotations About / On: SUN

  • 21.
    A black sun has appeared in the sky of my motherland.
    (Wuer Kaixi, Chinese student leader. Quoted in Independent (London, June 29, 1989). Said about the events in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.)
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  • 22.
    On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 26 (1678).)
  • 23.
    Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1809).)
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  • 24.
    These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 103-4. "Late" means recent.)
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  • 25.
    The sun is but a morning star.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Conclusion," Walden (1854). Last sentence.)
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  • 26.
    The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
    (Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), French poet. "Soleil et Chair," sct. 1, Collected Poems, ed. Oliver Bernard (1962).)
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  • 27.
    Talk to me not of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 36, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988). Spoken by Captain Ahab.)
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  • 28.
    Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines everywhere.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Feste, in Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 1, l. 38-9. To Cesario (Viola in disguise), varying the proverb, "the sun shines on all alike"; "foolery" is Feste's profession, but also means foolish behavior.)
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  • 29.
    A great cause of the night is lack of the sun.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Corin, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 28. The shepherd's homespun philosophy.)
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  • 30.
    Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apemantus, in Timon of Athens, act 1, sc. 2, l. 145. Foreshadowing the fall of Timon.)
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