Lamps

Famous quotes containing the word lamps:

    The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    He certainly must be a son of Aurora to whom the sun looms, when there are so many millions to whom it glooms rather, or who will never see it till an hour after it has risen. But it behooves us old stagers to keep our lamps trimmed and burning to the last, and not trust to the sun’s looming.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    My sweetest Lesbia let us live and love,
    And though the sager sort our deeds reprove,
    Let us not weigh them: Heav’n’s great lamps do dive
    Into their west, and straight again revive,
    But soon as once set is our little light,
    Then must we sleep one ever-during night.
    Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] (84–54 B.C.)