Saturday, June 2, 2012
George William Russell Quotes
"After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor."
"Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise."
"Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality."
"Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy."
"Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see."
"Seek on earth what you have found in heaven."
"Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by, And Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast."
"We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate."
"When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality."
"You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."