„Licence my roving hands, and let them go
Before, behind, between, above, below.
O, my America, my Newfoundland
My kingdom, safest when with one man mann'd,
My mine of precious stones, my empery;
How am I blest in thus discovering thee!
To enter in these bonds, is to be free;
Then, where my hand is set, my soul shall be.“

—  John Donne, buch Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed

No. 19, To His Mistress Going to Bed
Quelle: The Complete English Poems

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englischer Schriftsteller 1572 - 1631

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„My God! O let me call Thee mine!
Weak, wretched sinner though I be,
My trembling soul would fain be Thine,
My feeble faith still clings to Thee.“

—  Anne Brontë, buch Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846), A Prayer (1844)

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„I shall grasp the soul's skirt with my hand
and stamp on the world's head with my foot.“

—  Attar of Nishapur Persian Sufi poet 1145 - 1221

As quoted in Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems (2001) by Bernard Lewis, p. 119
Kontext: I shall grasp the soul's skirt with my hand
and stamp on the world's head with my foot.
I shall trample Matter and Space with my horse,
beyond all Being I shall utter a great shout,
and in that moment when I shall be alone with Him,
I shall whisper secrets to all mankind.
Since I have neither sign nor name
I shall speak only of things unnamed and without sign.

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„Take my hand when you are worried
Take my hand when you're alone
Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand to lead you home.“

—  Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969

Take My Hand.
Song lyrics, There Will Be a Light (2004)

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„Let my soul calm itself, O Christ, in Thee. This is true“

—  Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896

"Life's Mystery", reported in Charlotte Fiske Rogé, The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song (1832), p. 544.

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„Take my hand and don't let go
Take my hand and don't let go
oh no
Come with me
Temptation Avenue“

—  Example (musician) English rapper and singer 1982

"Temptation Avenue" (non-album single, 2009)
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„Whenever the last trumpet shall sound, I will present myself before the sovereign judge with this book in my hand, and loudly proclaim, thus have I acted; these were my thoughts; such was I.“

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau Genevan philosopher 1712 - 1778

Variant translation: Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good.
Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1765-1770; published 1782), Book I
Kontext: Whenever the last trumpet shall sound, I will present myself before the sovereign judge with this book in my hand, and loudly proclaim, thus have I acted; these were my thoughts; such was I. With equal freedom and veracity have I related what was laudable or wicked, I have concealed no crimes, added no virtues; and if I have sometimes introduced superfluous ornament, it was merely to occupy a void occasioned by defect of memory: I may have supposed that certain, which I only knew to be probable, but have never asserted as truth, a conscious falsehood. Such as I was, I have declared myself; sometimes vile and despicable, at others, virtuous, generous and sublime; even as thou hast read my inmost soul: Power eternal! assemble round thy throne an innumerable throng of my fellow-mortals, let them listen to my confessions, let them blush at my depravity, let them tremble at my sufferings; let each in his turn expose with equal sincerity the failings, the wanderings of his heart, and, if he dare, aver, I was better than that man.

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„At the dawn I seek Thee,
Refuge, Rock sublime;
Set my prayer before thee in the morning,
And my prayer at eventime.“

—  Nina Salaman British Jewish poet, translator, and social activist 1877 - 1925

Poem At the dawn I seek Thee

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„I need my hands
I need my feet
Gimme my soul
I'm incomplete
I need my eyes
I want my teeth
Gimme my scope
Gimme my beliefs.“

—  Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953

Song lyrics, Heaven's Open (1991)

„My faults will not pass into other hands through any fault of mine. I do not want another fault on my hands.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Mis culpas no irán a otras manos por mi culpa. No quiero otra culpa en mis manos.
Voces (1943)

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„I am the child of Fortune, the giver of good, and I shall not be shamed. She is my mother; my sisters are the Seasons; my rising and my falling match with theirs. Born thus, I ask to be no other man than that I am.“

—  Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 v.Chr

Oedipus (Line 1079?).
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Variante: I am Fortune's child,
Not man's; her mother face hath ever smiled
Above me, and my brethren of the sky,
The changing Moons, have changed me low and high.
There is my lineage true, which none shall wrest
From me; who then am I to fear this quest?

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