„Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
But look'd too near have neither heat nor light.“

—  John Webster, The White Devil

Act IV, scene 4. Compare Distance.
The White Devil (1612)

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englischer Dramatiker 1578 - 1634

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„Glories, like glowworms, afar off shine bright,
But looked to near have neither heat nor light.“

—  John Webster English dramatist 1578 - 1634

Act IV, scene ii.
Duchess of Malfi (1623)

Johnny Mercer Foto

„Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer.
Lead us lest too far we wander.
Love's sweet voice is calling yonder.“

—  Johnny Mercer American lyricist, songwriter, singer and music professional 1909 - 1976

Song The Glow-Worm

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Winston S. Churchill Foto

„We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

As quoted by Violet Bonham-Carter in Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (1965), according to The Yale Book of Quotations (2006), Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, p. 155 ISBN 0300107986
Post-war years (1945–1955)
Quelle: Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

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„Lord of all being, thronèd afar,
Thy glory flames from sun and star;
Center and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

"Lord Of All Being" (1848).
Kontext: Lord of all being, thronèd afar,
Thy glory flames from sun and star;
Center and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!
Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray,
Sheds on our path the glow of day;
Star of our hope, Thy softened light
Cheers the long watches of the night.

Dejan Stojanovic Foto

„We like to admit to only that which already glows, although it is nobler to support brightness before it glows, not afterwards.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“A Flash of Silence,” p. 109
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “Is It Possible to Write a Poem”

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Bob Dylan Foto

„Oh, the tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Death is Not the End

Jean Ingelow Foto

„I'm like a good clock, I neither gain nor lose. I can strike, too.“

—  Jean Ingelow British writer 1820 - 1897

Quelle: Fated to Be Free: A Novel (1875), Ch. 19, p. 229.

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„Shadow in the flame. The flame is not so bright to itself as to those on whom it shines: so too the wise man.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Menschliches, Allzumenschliches

Section IX, "Man Alone with Himself" / aphorism 570
Human, All Too Human (1878), Helen Zimmern translation

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