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Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.


Lucan

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The shadow of a mighty name.
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
He stands the shadow of a mighty name. [Lat., Stat magni nominis umbra.]
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
Men are the dreams of a shadow.
PINDAR
Love is a growing, or full constant light,
And his first minute, after noon, is night.
JOHN DONNE
There are three kinds of men: those who are preceded by their shadow, those who are pursued by it, a...
GERD DE LEY
There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
LUCAN
Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men.
ERNEST MORITZ ARNDT
Some men come by the name of genius in the same way as an insect comes by the name of centipede - no...
GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two to...
PAUL CEZANNE
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
BIBLE
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a ...
HARLAN STONE
When the judge calls the criminal's name out he stands up, and they are immediately linked by a stra...
JEAN GENET
A nation is a society united by a delusion about it's ancestry and by common hatred of it's neighbo...
DEAN WILLIAM R. INGE
Remember, you are as dispensable as the most indispensable king of kings, the mighty lord of silly w...
FAKEER ISHAVARDAS
A nation is a society united by a delusion about it's ancestry and by a common hatred of it's neig...
WILLIAM RALPH INGE
By ancestry, I was born to rule.
NELSON MANDELA
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
WILLIAM RALPH INGE
What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
JOSEPH CONRAD
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
DEAN WILLIAM R. INGE
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HARLAN STONE
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a ...
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There is a God! And his name be Awesome, the Mighty.
BRIAN CLEVINGER
The bus was crowded, standing room only, and he clung apelike from a bar that hung down from the cei...
JOSEPH G. PETERSON
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
BERNARD DE VOTO
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
MARK TWAIN
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom
BERNARD DE VOTO
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
BERNARD DEVOTO
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom
BERNARD VOTO
The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of t...
HELEN KELLER
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours...
WILLIAM RALPH INGE
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours...
W. R. INGE
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours...
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HELEN KELLER
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All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourse...
PLATO
People like to see me fight. A name can only take you so far. There are only a few fighters out of t...
LAILA ALI
Those wanting wit affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.
JOHN DRYDEN
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HELEN KELLER
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Power resides only where men believe it resides. [...] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. A...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
FRANCIS PICABIA
I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace.
JAMES CONRAD
There are some men who are frightened by strong women and some men who are nurtured by them and feel...
JULIAN FELLOWES
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
FRANCIS PICABIA
No piensas en mí como yo en ti. No me importa. Pero si también tienes frío, podrías acercarte y ...
PATRICK ROTHFUSS
What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.
OSCAR WILDE
Women are outperforming men in almost every sphere of life in our society and the women of East Indi...
KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR
I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
JOSEPH CONRAD
The preachers who gain mighty results for God are the men who have prevailed in their pleadings with...
EDWARD MCKENDREE BOUNDS
Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of ce...
G. C. LICHTENBERG
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
THOMAS PAINE
Because we are the only women who are mothers of men."

Gorgo: when asked by a woman from...
GORGOS
You must save what you can of your life; you musn't lose it all simply because you've lost a part.
HENRY JAMES
What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
MARK TWAIN
What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.
MARK TWAIN
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
WILLIAM F. HALSEY
How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.
GEORGE GILLESPIE
Some men are all right in their place--if they only knew the right places!
MAE WEST
Some of them can give us a name. Some of them can't give us a name.
JOANNA CLARK
It is good practice to never fault someone for their birth name, being that it is always of far grea...
STEVEN J. CARROLL
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some m...
JOHN F. KENNEDY
Without the sun, there is no shadow; without the Son, there is only shadow.
ANTHONY LICCIONE
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by you...
ALBERT CAMUS
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand/ A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame/ Is the i...
EMMA LAZARUS
The vices of some men are magnificent.
CHARLES LAMB
In this way he will draw men to him by the strong cords of their passions, made reason-proof by bein...
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it re...
JOHN F. KENNEDY
A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it re...
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
The men of action are, after all only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought
HEINRICH HEINE
The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
HEINRICH HEINE
Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and wer...
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively.
PIERS ANTHONY
Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
KWAME NKRUMAH
Life is itself but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living. All things...
THOMAS BROWNE SR.
Let the wind blow, lad
Let fall the deep snow,
Let the stars fall, lad
we'll answer ...
JENNIFER A. NIELSEN
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Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored — it is a shadow over all of us, and the shad...
PEARL S. BUCK
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Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gat...
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Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of ...
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It's looking mighty, mighty good. The downtown businesses are going to be beside themselves.
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I think we're actually the only sport that has a mix of men and women competing together. The ma...
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When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
H.K. BARCLAY
Faith, I know nothing about it; I am my own ancestor. [Fr., An, ma foi, je n'en sais rien; moi je ...
ANDOCHE JUNOT (DUC D'ABRANTES)
The brave are born from the brave and good. In steers and in horses is to be found the excellence ...
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It is disgraceful when the passers-by exclaim, "O ancient house! alas, how unlike is thy present m...
CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO)
Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
I look upon you as a gem of the old rock.
SIR THOMAS BROWNE
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king...
HELEN KELLER
Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. ...
OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO)
Some men are born to be good some born to be bad
As for me I only came with just a pen ‘n’ ...
CARLOS SALINAS
There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
BRAM STOKER
Men may be linked in friendship. Nations are linked only by interests.
ROLF HOCHHUTH

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Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
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Those who guilt stains it equals. [Lat., Facinus quos inquinat aequat.]
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And rejoicing that he has made his way by ruin. [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]
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Might was the measure of right. [Lat., Mensuraque juris Vis erat.]
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Each man makes his own shipwreck. [Lat., Naufragium sibi quisque facit.]
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Great fear is concealed under daring.
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An idle life always produces varied inclinations. [Lat., Variam semper dant otia mentem.]
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We notice that the mind grows with the body, and with it decays.
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'Tis pleasant to stand on shore and watch others labouring in a stormy sea.
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Religious questions have often led to wicked and impious actions.
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He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others. [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]
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Such crimes has superstition caused.
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