Friday, September 19, 2008

Quotes: Joy and Sorrow. Judgment. Judgment Day.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Joy, Sorrow
Joy, sorrow 368 "Between joy and sorrow the bridge is narrow." German. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Judgment 324 "Let us be judged by our actions." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Judgment 349 "Reflection had given calmness to her judgment."

Judgment Day
Judgment Day 743 How would people react it they knew that this day was the last? Parents entreated that the earth’s span of endurance might be prolonged by some seventy years, so that their newborn infant should not be defrauded of his lifetime; a youthful poet murmured because there would be no posterity to recognize the inspiration of his song; the reformers, one and all, demanded a few thousand years to test their theories, after which the universe might go to wreck; a mechanician, who was busied with an improvement of the steam engine, asked merely time to perfect his model; a little boy made dolorous inquiry whether the last day would come before Christmas, and thus deprive him of his anticipated dainties. Hawthorne: “The Hall of Fantasy.”

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