Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be.
...in this way the structure of the universe- I mean, of the heavens and the earth and the whole world- was arranged by one harmony through the blending of the most opposite principles.
Women who are with child should be careful of themselves; they should take exercise and have a nourishing diet. The first of these prescriptions the legislator will easily carry into effect by requiring that they should take a walk daily to some temple, where they can worship the gods who preside ov
The sun, moving as it does, sets up processes of change and becoming and decay, and by its agency the finest and sweetest water is every day carried up and is dissolved into vapour and rises to the upper region, where it is condensed again by the cold and so returns to the earth. This, as we have sa
Anaximenes and Anaxagoras and Democritus say that its [the earth's] flatness is responsible for it staying still: for it does not cut the air beneath but covers it like a lid, which flat bodies evidently do: for they are hard to move even for the winds, on account of their resistance.
But the whole vital process of the earth takes place so gradually and in periods of time which are so immense compared with the length of our life, that these changes are not observed, and before their course can be recorded from beginning to end whole nations perish and are destroyed.
It is clear that the earth does not move, and that it does not lie elsewhere than at the center.
Aristotle suggests that the rotating Earth was a generally accepted tenet of Pythagorism: "While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there
Worms are the intestines of the earth.
We can do noble acts without ruling the earth and sea.
In friendship, as in love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge.
Nature's tears are reason's merriment.
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you, trippingly on the tongue.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
Beauty, wit,High birth, vigour of bone, desert in service,Love, friendship, charity, are subjects allTo envious and calumniating time.
I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.
Ambition's debt is paid.
My wits begin to turn.
When law can do no right,Let it be lawful that law bar no wrong.
In sooth I know not why I am so sad. It wearies me, you say it wearies you; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn;...
DEMETRIUS Relent, sweet Hermia: and, Lysander, yield Thy crazed title to my certain right. LYSANDER You have her father's love, Demetrius; Let me have Hermia's: do you marry him.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespear
As true as steel, as plantage to the moon,As sun to day, at turtle to her mate,As iron to adamant, as earth to centre.
Love is too young to know what conscience is.
My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel; I know not where I am nor what I do.
We suffer a lot the few things we lack and we enjoy too little the many things we have.
If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide, By self-example mayst thou be denied.
Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?
It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
Omission to do what is necessary Seals a commission to a blank of danger; And danger, like an ague, subtly taints Even then when we sit idly in the sun.