„Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.“

—  John Donne

Quelle: The Poems of John Donne; Miscellaneous Poems (Songs and Sonnets) Elegies. Epithalamions, or Marriage Songs. Satires. Epigrams. the Progress of

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englischer Schriftsteller 1572 - 1631

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„Is all the world jails and churches?“

—  Zack de la Rocha American musician, poet rapper and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the … 1970

Vietnow.
Song lyrics, Evil Empire (1996)

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„Give us one heart, one tongue, one faith, one love.
In Thy great Oneness made complete and strong —
To do Thy work throughout the happy world —
Thy world, All-merciful, Thy perfect world.“

—  Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887

"April", in Poems (1859)
Kontext: Awakener, come!
Fiing wide the gate of an eternal year,
The April of that glad new heavens and earth
Which shall grow out of these, as spring-tide grows
Slow out of winter's breast.
Let Thy wide hand
Gather us all — with none left out (O God!
Leave Thou out none!) from the east and from the west.
Loose Thou our burdens: heal our sicknesses;
Give us one heart, one tongue, one faith, one love.
In Thy great Oneness made complete and strong —
To do Thy work throughout the happy world —
Thy world, All-merciful, Thy perfect world.

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„Yes, Heaven is thine; but this
Is a world of sweets and sours;
Our flowers are merely—flowers.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

"Israfel", st. 7 (1831).

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„In Caesars Palace is America conceived as a new kind of Rome: conqueror of its own people. An empire of self.“

—  David Foster Wallace, buch Consider the Lobster

Big Red Son, p. 9
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Kontext: Nor let us forget Vegas's synecdoche and beating heart. It's kitty-corner from Bally's: Caesar's Palace. The granddaddy. As big as 20 walmarts end to end. Real marble and fake marble, carpeting you can pass out on without contusion, 130,000 square feet of casion alone. Domed ceilings, clerestories, barrel vaults. In Caesars Palace is America conceived as a new kind of Rome: conqueror of its own people. An empire of self.

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„Reform the world within thyself, which is thy proper world.“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916

Quelle: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 199

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„This son of Sirach even says — I saw it but just now: 'Take heed of thy friends'; not, observe, thy seeming friends, thy hypocritical friends, thy false friends, but thy friends, thy real friends — that is to say, not the truest friend in the world is to be implicitly trusted.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Quelle: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857), Ch. 45
Kontext: I cannot tell you how thankful I am for your reminding me about the apocrypha here. For the moment, its being such escaped me. Fact is, when all is bound up together, it's sometimes confusing. The uncanonical part should be bound distinct. And, now that I think of it, how well did those learned doctors who rejected for us this whole book of Sirach. I never read anything so calculated to destroy man's confidence in man. This son of Sirach even says — I saw it but just now: 'Take heed of thy friends'; not, observe, thy seeming friends, thy hypocritical friends, thy false friends, but thy friends, thy real friends — that is to say, not the truest friend in the world is to be implicitly trusted. Can Rochefoucault equal that? I should not wonder if his view of human nature, like Machiavelli's, was taken from this Son of Sirach. And to call it wisdom — the Wisdom of the Son of Sirach! Wisdom, indeed! What an ugly thing wisdom must be! Give me the folly that dimples the cheek, say I, rather than the wisdom that curdles the blood. But no, no; it ain't wisdom; it's apocrypha, as you say, sir. For how can that be trustworthy that teaches distrust?

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„Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle —
Why not I with thine?“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822

Love's Philosophy http://www.readprint.com/work-1365/Percy-Bysshe-Shelley (1819), st. 1

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„Good bye, proud world! I'm going home;
Thou art not my friend; I am not thine.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Good Bye
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variante: Good bye, proud world! I'm going home;
Thou art not my friend; I am not thine.

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