„More people worship the rising than the setting sun.“

Spoken by a young Pompey to the Dictator Sulla to get Sulla to award him a triumph
Life of Pompey

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„Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun.“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

Life of Pompey
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Men nowadays Worship the Rising Sun, and not the Setting.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

A Tritical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind (1707)
Kontext: ALL Rivers go to the Sea, but none return from it. Xerxes wept when he beheld his Army, to consider that in less than a Hundred Years they would be all Dead. Anacreon was' Choakt with a Grape-stone, and violent Joy Kills as well as violent Grief. There is nothing in this World constant but Inconstancy; yet Plato thought that if Virtue would appear to the World in her own native Dress, all Men would be Enamoured with her. But now since Interest governs the World, and Men neglect the Golden Mean, Jupiter himself, if he came on the Earth would be Despised, unless it were as he did to Danae in a Golden Shower. For Men nowadays Worship the Rising Sun, and not the Setting.

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„My sun sets to rise again.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Quelle: Browning: Poems

Citát „My sun sets to rise again.“
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„My sun sets to rise again.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

„People here worship the sun." "Yes, but my people worship the God who made the sun.“

—  Gilbert Morris American writer 1929 - 2016

Quelle: Till Shiloh Comes

Edmund Blunden Foto

„Cricket to us, like you, was more than play,
It was a worship in the summer sun.“

—  Edmund Blunden English poet, author and literary critic 1896 - 1974

Poem Pride of the Village (1925)

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José Martí Foto

„Peoples are made of hate and of love, and more of hate than love. But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)

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„But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

At the signing of the United States Constitution, Journal of the Constitutional Convention (17 September 1787).
Constitutional Convention of 1787
Kontext: Whilst the last members were signing it Doctor Franklin looking towards the President's Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. "I have," said he, "often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun."

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„He upbraided Macro, in no obscure and indirect terms, "with forsaking the setting sun and turning to the rising."“

—  Tacitus, buch Annals

Book VI, 52, referring to Tiberius
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David Hume Foto

„That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.“

—  David Hume, buch An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

§ 4.8
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)

W. H. Auden Foto

„Acts of injustice done
Between the setting and the rising sun
In history lie like bones, each one.“

—  W. H. Auden, The Ascent of F6

The Ascent of F6, written with Christopher Isherwood, Act II, Scene V; quoted by Richard Adams in his novel Watership Down. (1936)

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„Suns may set and rise again. For us, when the short light has once set, remains to be slept the sleep of one unbroken night.“
Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus<br/>rumoresque senum severiorum<br/>omnes unius aestimemus assis soles occidere et redire possunt: nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux, nox est perpetua una dormienda.

—  Gaio Valerio Catullo, list of poems by Catullus

V, lines 1–6
Thomas Campion's translation:
My sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love;
And though the sager sort our deeds reprove,
Let us not weigh them: Heaven's great lamps do dive
Into their west, and straight again revive,
But, soon as once set is our little light,
Then must we sleep one ever-during night.
From A Book of Airs (1601)
Carmina
Kontext: Let us live, my Lesbia, and love, and value at one farthing all the talk of crabbed old men. Suns may set and rise again. For us, when the short light has once set, remains to be slept the sleep of one unbroken night.

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„You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?“

—  Henry Wotton English ambassador 1568 - 1639

On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia, stanza 1 (1624). In some versions "moon" replaces "sun". This was printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's "Sixth Set of Books", for example.

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„The world is daily changing before our eyes. The sun of capitalism is setting; the sun of socialism is rising. It is our duty to build the new nation and the free republic.“

—  Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926

The Canton, Ohio Speech, Anti-War Speech (1918)
Kontext: And now for all of us to do our duty! The clarion call is ringing in our ears and we cannot falter without being convicted of treason to ourselves and to our great cause.
Do not worry over the charge of treason to your masters, but be concerned about the treason that involves yourselves. Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on earth.
Yes, in good time we are going to sweep into power in this nation and throughout the world. We are going to destroy all enslaving and degrading capitalist institutions and re-create them as free and humanizing institutions. The world is daily changing before our eyes. The sun of capitalism is setting; the sun of socialism is rising. It is our duty to build the new nation and the free republic.

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