Strong Brothers

Famous quotes containing the words strong and/or brothers:

    If I were as I once was, the strong hoofs crushing the sand and the shells,
    Coming out of the sea as the dawn comes, a chaunt of love on my lips,
    Not coughing, my head on my knees, and praying, and wroth with the bells,
    I would leave no saint’s head on his body from Rachlin to Bera of ships.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    A village seems thus, where its able-bodied men are all plowing the ocean together, as a common field. In North Truro the women and girls may sit at their doors, and see where their husbands and brothers are harvesting their mackerel fifteen or twenty miles off, on the sea, with hundreds of white harvest wagons, just as in the country the farmers’ wives sometimes see their husbands working in a distant hillside field. But the sound of no dinner-horn can reach the fisher’s ear.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)