Reached

Famous quotes containing the word reached:

    Doubtless, we are as slow to conceive of Paradise as of Heaven, of a perfect natural as of a perfect spiritual world. We see how past ages have loitered and erred. “Is perhaps our generation free from irrationality and error? Have we perhaps reached now the summit of human wisdom, and need no more to look out for mental or physical improvement?” Undoubtedly, we are never so visionary as to be prepared for what the next hour may bring forth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The question is whether they’ve reached a depth
    Of desperation that would warrant poetry’s
    Leaving love’s alternations, joy and grief,
    The weather’s alternations, summer and winter,
    Our age-long theme, for the uncertainty
    Of judging who is a contemporary liar....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    According to the historian, they escaped as by a miracle all roving bands of Indians, and reached their homes in safety, with their trophies, for which the General Court paid them fifty pounds. The family of Hannah Dustan all assembled alive once more, except the infant whose brains were dashed out against the apple tree, and there have been many who in later time have lived to say that they have eaten of the fruit of that apple tree.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)