Twa Revenge Who Would Win These Matches The Fans Decide

Famous quotes containing the words fans, decide, matches, twa, revenge and/or win:

    My beautiful, my own
    My only Venice—this is breath! Thy breeze
    Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face!
    Thy very winds feel native to my veins,
    And cool them into calmness!
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    When the coherence of the parts of a stone, or even that composition of parts which renders it extended; when these familiar objects, I say, are so inexplicable, and contain circumstances so repugnant and contradictory; with what assurance can we decide concerning the origin of worlds, or trace their history from eternity to eternity?
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    That matches are made in heaven, may be, but my wife would have been just the wife for Peter the Great, or Peter Piper. How would she have set in order that huge littered empire of the one, and with indefatigable painstaking picked the peck of pickled peppers for the other.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    There were twa sisters sat in a bour;
    Binnorie, O Binnorie!
    There cam a knight to be their wooer,
    By the bonnie milldams o’ Binnorie.
    Unknown. Binnorie; or, The Two Sisters (l. 1–4)

    Obscurantism is the academic theorist’s revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity—a way of proclaiming one’s superiority in the face of one’s diminished influence.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)

    On a huge hill,
    Cragged, and steep, Truth stands, and he that will
    Reach her, about must, and about must go;
    And what the hill’s suddenness resists, win so;
    Yet strive so, that before age, death’s twilight,
    Thy Soul rest, for none can work in that night.
    To will, implies delay, therefore now do:
    Hard deeds, the body’s pains; hard knowledge too
    The mind’s endeavours reach, and mysteries
    Are like the Sun, dazzling, yet plain to all eyes.
    John Donne (1572–1631)