Quotations About / On: SUN
The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
(Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.36311.)
Death and the sun are two things we cannot look on with a steady eye.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 27 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
The sun has not yet set for all time.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIX, 26.)