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German mystic 1260-1326 AD
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
American cartoonist 1958-
A box of new crayons! Now they're all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they'll be a bunch of ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Feminist anti-porn discourse virtually always ignores the gigantic gay male porn industry, since any mention of the latter would bring crashing to the ground the absurd argument that pornography is by definition the subordination of women.Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
British science-fiction writer 1952-
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
American critic and biographer 1885-1950
In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows.
Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
Israeli diplomat and politician 1915-2002
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
American actor, producer, and singer 1955-
After I did the first Die Hard I said I'd never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.
American novelist 1952-
Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you're gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold.
English writer 1667-1745
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
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)
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