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Famous quotes containing the words pangur ban, ban, unknown and/or pangur:

    So in peace our tasks we ply,
    Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
    In our arts we find our bliss,
    I have mine and he has his.
    —Unknown. Pangur Ban (l. 25–28)

    On fields all drenched with blood he made his record in war, abstained from lawless violence when left on the plantation, and received his freedom in peace with moderation. But he holds in this Republic the position of an alien race among a people impatient of a rival. And in the eyes of some it seems that no valor redeems him, no social advancement nor individual development wipes off the ban which clings to him.
    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    The process of discovery is very simple. An unwearied and systematic application of known laws to nature causes the unknown to reveal themselves.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I and Pangur Ban, my cat,
    ‘Tis a like task we are at;
    Hunting mice is his delight,
    Hunting words I sit all night.
    —Unknown. Pangur Bÿn (l. 1–4)