Particles

Famous quotes containing the word particles:

    The atoms of Democritus
    And Newton’s particles of light
    Are sands upon the Red Sea shore,
    Where Israel’s tents do shine so bright.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    In another’s sentences the thought, though it may be immortal, is as it were embalmed, and does not strike you, but here it is so freshly living, even the body of it not having passed through the ordeal of death, that it stirs in the very extremities, and the smallest particles and pronouns are all alive with it. It is not simply dictionary it, yours or mine, but IT.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    O my countrymen!—be nice;Mbe cautious of your language;—and never, O! never let it be forgotten upon what small particles your eloquence and your fame depend.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)