Famous quotes containing the word stopped:

    Philosophy can be compared to some powders that are so corrosive that, after they have eaten away the infected flesh of a wound, they then devour the living flesh, rot the bones, and penetrate to the very marrow. Philosophy at first refutes errors. But if it is not stopped at this point, it goes on to attack truths. And when it is left on its own, it goes so far that it no longer knows where it is and can find no stopping place.
    Pierre Bayle (1647–1706)

    Here stopped the good old sire, and wept for joy
    In silent raptures of the hopeful boy.
    All arguments, but most his plays, persuade
    That for anointed dullness he was made.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    And we passed to the end of a vista,
    But were stopped by the door of a tomb—
    By the door of a legended tomb;
    And I said—” What is written, sweet sister,
    On the door of this legended tomb?”
    She replied—”Ulalume—Ulalume!—
    ‘Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!”
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)