Quotes by fallen
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British preacher 1826-1910
''The grace of God,'' says Luther, ''is like a flying summer shower.'' It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
American writer and criticus 1925-
American history has fallen more and more into the hands of academics.
And my tears, too, have stained this heirloomed ground,
When reading in these treatises some weird
Miracle, I turned a leaf and found
A white hair fallen from my father's beard.Source: Heirloom (1982)
Daniel J. Boorstin
American historian 1914-
As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
American journalist 1960-
Federal regulations forbid delaying inspections for fracture-critical bridges like the fallen Minneapolis bridge - the kind with a lack of redundancy in design, so that a single failure in a load-bearing part can cause the entire bridge to collapse.
For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom.
Robert Green Ingersoll
American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
American social philosopher 1895-1990
However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.
British psychologist 1859-1939
I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
Dutch-born writer of English-language fiction 1960-
I am a fallen woman, but I assure you: I did not fall. I was pushed.Source: Lelieblank, scharlaken rood (2002)
American statesman 1809-1865
I am not concerned that you have fallen - I am concerned that you arise.
Russian writer 1890-1960
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.