„Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear;
But seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near.“

—  John Webster, The White Devil

Act V, scene vi.
The White Devil (1612)

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englischer Dramatiker 1578 - 1634

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„Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.“

—  Francis Bacon, buch Essays

Of Adversity
Essays (1625)

John Harington (writer) Foto

„Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.“

—  John Harington (writer) English courtier and author 1560 - 1612

Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5. Compare: "Prosperum ac felix scelus/ Virtus vocatur" ("Successful and fortunate crime/ is called virtue"), Seneca, Herc. Furens, ii. 250.

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„The snow covers many a dunghill, so doth prosperity many a rotten heart.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

page 87
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, 1652

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„In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
And, born in bed, in bed we die.
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe.“

—  Isaac de Benserade French writer 1613 - 1691

Théâtre des ris et des pleurs
Lit! où je nais, et où je meurs,
Tu nous fais voir comment voisins
Sont nos plaisirs et chagrins.
Translated by Samuel Johnson, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.“

—  Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 28

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„And to me it seems that you have fallen asleep upon a white rock, and in a parish of dreams, and have dreamt all this in a moment while it was night.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

Philopatris, xxi, as translated in the epigraph, p. 8
The White Stone (1905)

John Gay Foto

„Twas when the seas were roaring
With hollow blasts of wind,
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclined.“

—  John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732

The What D'ye Call It (1715), Act II, sc. viii

Jim Henson Foto

„I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too.“

—  Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990

Page 68.
Interview with Judy Harris (1982)

Humphrey Gilbert Foto

„We are as near to heaven by sea as by land!“

—  Humphrey Gilbert English explorer, politician and soldier 1539 - 1583

Dying words as his frigate Squirrel sank in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores, 5 August 1583, Quoted in Richard Hakluyt Third and Last Volume of the Voyages of the English Nation, 1600. Dictionary of Quotations, p. 353

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„Who knows that, when men-of-war shall be no more, "White-Jacket" may not be quoted to show to the people in the Millennium what a man-of-war was? God hasten the time!“

—  Herman Melville, buch White-Jacket

Quelle: White-Jacket (1850), Ch. 68
Kontext: I let nothing slip, however small; and feel myself actuated by the same motive which has prompted many worthy old chroniclers, to set down the merest trifles concerning things that are destined to pass away entirely from the earth, and which, if not preserved in the nick of time, must infallibly perish from the memories of man. Who knows that this humble narrative may not hereafter prove the history of an obsolete barbarism? Who knows that, when men-of-war shall be no more, "White-Jacket" may not be quoted to show to the people in the Millennium what a man-of-war was? God hasten the time!

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„The sea ebbs and flows, but the rock remains unmoved.“

—  Robert Murray M'Cheyne British writer 1813 - 1843

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 101.

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