Sunk

Famous quotes containing the word sunk:

    And they wrapped him up in an old cow’s hide,
    And they sunk him in the Lowland sea,
    And they sunk him in the Lowlands low.
    Unknown. The Golden Vanity (l. 43–45)

    Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
    —Anonymous. Quoted in Richard Chevenix Trench, On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858)

    Every disastrous accident alarms us, and sets us on enquiries concerning the principles whence it arose: Apprehensions spring up with regard to futurity: And the mind, sunk into diffidence, terror, and melancholy, has recourse to every method of appeasing those secret intelligent powers, on whom our fortune is supposed entirely to depend.
    David Hume (1711–1776)