„Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years;
And all that life is love.“

The Issues of Life and Death.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854

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„I - will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.“

—  Marc Norman Screenwriter 1941

Quelle: Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay

Constantin Brâncuși Foto

„All my life l have sought the essence of flight. Flight — what bliss.“

—  Constantin Brâncuși French-Romanian artist 1876 - 1957

Brâncuși cited in: Des Moines Art Center, ‎Terry Ann R. Neff (1998) An Uncommon Vision. p. 66

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„Every living being on earth loves life above all else.“

—  Hazrat Inayat Khan Indian Sufi 1882 - 1927

The Unity of Religious Ideals, Part I : Seeking for the Ideal
The Spiritual Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Kontext: Every living being on earth loves life above all else. The smallest insect, whose life lasts only an instant, tries to escape from any danger in order to live a moment longer. And the desire to live is most developed in man.

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„I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! —and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning, buch Sonnets from the Portuguese

No. LXIII
Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
Kontext: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! —and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

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„Above our life we love a steadfast friend.“

—  Christopher Marlowe, buch Hero and Leander

Second Sestiad
Hero and Leander (published 1598)

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„Life has two wings : one, sorrow; one, delight;
Love gives it pinions, God directs its flight.“

—  Francesco Dall'Ongaro Italian poet, playwright and librettist 1808 - 1873

Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 308.
Original: (it) Ha due ali la vita : il gaudio e il duolo;
L’amor la impenna, e Dio dirige il volo.
Original: (it) Stornelli, "Una Vedova ad una Sjéosa".

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„Alas, where have they gone to, year on weary year?
Was it all a dream then, my life's, my love's career?“

—  Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230

Owê war sint verswunden alliu mîniu jâr
ist mir mîn leben getroumet oder ist ez wâr.
"Owe war sint verswunden alliu mîniu jâr", line 1; translation by Graeme Dunphy. http://www.dunphy.de/ac/Walther.html

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„Above the vulgar flight of common souls.“

—  Arthur Murphy Irish writer 1727 - 1805

Zenobia (1768), Act v.

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„Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.“

—  Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012

Variante: Above all, be the heroine of your own life, not the victim.

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„Judged by the light of this "vale of tears" alone, there is no evidence that good will toward us is the chief or the permanent aim of the eternal Lord or lords.“

—  George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916

Quelle: The Limits of Evolution, and Other Essays, Illustrating the Metaphysical Theory of Personal Ideaalism (1905), Human Immortality: its Positive Argument, p.295

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„Better a life like a falling star, bright across the dark, than a deathlessness which can see naught above or beyond itself.“

—  Poul Anderson, buch The Broken Sword

In the first edition of the book, this quote reads: Better a life like a falling star, brief and bright across the dark, than the long, long waiting of the immortals, loveless and cheerlessly wise.
Quelle: The Broken Sword (1954), Chapter 28 (p. 206)

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„In sober state,
Through the sequestered vale of rural life,
The venerable patriarch guileless held
The tenor of his way.“

—  Beilby Porteus Bishop of Chester; Bishop of London 1731 - 1809

Quelle: Death: A Poetical Essay (1759), Line 108. Compare: "They kept the noiseless tenor of their way" (alternately quoted as "the even tenor of their way"), Thomas Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard, Stanza 19, line 4.

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