Famous quotes containing the word ancient:

    Silent rushes the swift Lord
    Through ruined systems still restored,
    Broadsowing, bleak and void to bless,
    Plants with worlds the wilderness;
    Waters with tears of ancient sorrow
    Apples of Eden ripe to-morrow.
    House and tenant go to ground,
    Lost in God, in Godhead found.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Therefore it was surprising that, as we kept the newspapers from
    She died feeling responsible for a disaster unverified,
    Murmuring, in her sleep as it seemed, the ancient slogan
    Noblesse oblige.
    Josephine Miles (1911–1985)

    The ancient bitter opposition to improved methods [of production] on the ancient theory that it more than temporarily deprives men of employment ... has no place in the gospel of American progress.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)