Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
It’s all too easy when talking about female gymnasts to fall into the trap of infantilizing them, spending more time worrying more about female vulnerability than we do celebrating female strength.
Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
Word books traditionally focus on unusual and quirky items. They tend to ignore the words that provide the skeleton of the language, without which it would fall apart, such as ‘and’ and ‘what,’ or words that provide structure to our conversation, such as ‘hello.’
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.