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American poet 1830-1886+1
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
American author and clergyman 1814-1880+1
Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941+1
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-18590
A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
Irish writer 1854-19000
A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
Spanish painter sculptor 1881-19730
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
American athlete 1913-19800
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Russian Novelist 1918-20080
Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
British critic and poet 1822-18880
But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.
English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-19080
Eagles that love the high light-penetrated air,
that has no dust and clog of earthborn dust,
must ever dwell in solitude.
American writer 1842-19140
Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
English poet 1757-18270
For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away.
For the tourist's
brown pennies scattered at the old church door,
the ragged papooses jump, and bite the dust.
Source: Indian Reservation: Caughnawaga (1983)