Seat Remained Vacant

Famous quotes containing the words seat, remained and/or vacant:

    The chief element in the art of statesmanship under modern conditions is the ability to elucidate the confused and clamorous interests which converge upon the seat of government. It is an ability to penetrate from the naïve self-interest of each group to its permanent and real interest.... Statesmanship ... consists in giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    they remained free in the heavenly chasm,
    remained angels, but dreaming angels,
    each imbued with the mysteries of the other.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    In that sweet mood when pleasure loves to pay
    Tribute to ease; and, of its joy secure,
    The heart luxuriates with indifferent things,
    Wasting its kindliness on stocks and stones,
    And on the vacant air.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)