„Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel,
Less than the rust that never stained thy sword“

—  Adela Florence Nicolson, India's Love Lyrics

Less Than the Dust
Indian Love Lyrics (aka Garden of Kama) (1901)

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Laurence Hope Fotografia

„Less than the weed that grows beside thy door“

—  Laurence Hope, India's Love Lyrics

Less Than the Dust
Indian Love Lyrics (aka Garden of Kama) (1901)

George Gordon Byron Fotografia

„Seek out — less often sought than found —
A Soldier's Grave, for thee the best;
Then look around and choose thy Ground,
And take thy Rest.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year, st. 10.

Nathalia Crane Fotografia

„Treating the sword blade the same as the staff,
Turning the chariot wheel into chaff.“

—  Nathalia Crane American writer 1913 - 1998

"The Dust" <!-- p. 23 -->
Venus Invisible and Other Poems (1928)
Kontekst: Treating the sword blade the same as the staff,
Turning the chariot wheel into chaff.
Toppling a pillar and nudging a wall,
Building a sand pile to counter each fall.
Yielding to nothing — not even the rose,
The dust has its reasons wherever it goes.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Fotografia

„But am I not the nobler thro' thy love?
O three times less unworthy! likewise thou
Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

" Love and Duty http://www.readbookonline.net/read/4310/14259/", l. 1- 21 (1842)
Kontekst: Of love that never found his earthly close,
What sequel? Streaming eyes and breaking hearts?
Or all the same as if he had not been?
Not so. Shall Error in the round of time
Still father Truth? O shall the braggart shout
For some blind glimpse of freedom work itself
Thro' madness, hated by the wise, to law
System and empire? Sin itself be found
The cloudy porch oft opening on the Sun?
And only he, this wonder, dead, become
Mere highway dust? or year by year alone
Sit brooding in the ruins of a life,
Nightmare of youth, the spectre of himself!
If this were thus, if this, indeed, were all,
Better the narrow brain, the stony heart,
The staring eye glazed o'er with sapless days,
The long mechanic pacings to and fro,
The set gray life, and apathetic end.
But am I not the nobler thro' thy love?
O three times less unworthy! likewise thou
Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years.

Abraham Cowley Fotografia
Norman Spinrad Fotografia
Letitia Elizabeth Landon Fotografia
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Henryk Sienkiewicz Fotografia

„The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, książka Quo vadis

Letter of Petronius to Nero, Ch. 73
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontekst: Rome stuffs its ears when it hears thee; the world reviles thee. I can blush for thee no longer, and I have no wish to do so. The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Fotografia
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Edward Gibbon Fotografia

„I was never less alone than when by myself.“

—  Edward Gibbon English historian and Member of Parliament 1737 - 1794

Vol. i. p. 117. Compare: "Never less alone than when alone", Samuel Rogers, Human Life; "In solitude, where we are least alone", Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III, Stanza 90.
Memoirs (1796)

Samuel Rogers Fotografia
Joel Barlow Fotografia

„Once draw the sword; its burning point shall bring
To thy quick nerves a never-ending sting;
The blood they shed thy weight of wo shall swell,
And their grim ghosts for ever with thee dwell.“

—  Joel Barlow American diplomat 1754 - 1812

The Conspiracy of Kings (1792)
Kontekst: Once draw the sword; its burning point shall bring
To thy quick nerves a never-ending sting;
The blood they shed thy weight of wo shall swell,
And their grim ghosts for ever with thee dwell. Learn hence, ye tyrants, ere ye learn too late,
Of all your craft th' inevitable fate.
The hour is come, the world's unclosing eyes
Discern with rapture where its wisdom lies;
From western heav'ns th' inverted Orient springs,
The morn of man, the dreadful night of kings.
Dim, like the day-struck owl, ye grope in light,
No arm for combat, no resource in sight;
If on your guards your lingering hopes repose,
Your guards are men, and men you've made your foes;
If to your rocky ramparts ye repair,
De Launay's fate can tell your fortune there.
No turn, no shift, no courtly arts avail,
Each mask is broken, all illusions fail;
Driv'n to your last retreat of shame and fear,
One counsel waits you, one relief is near :
By worth internal, rise to self-wrought fame,
Your equal rank, your human kindred claim;
'Tis Reason's choice, 'tis Wisdom's final plan,
To drop the monarch and assume the man.

William Penn Fotografia

„In all debates let truth be thy aim; not victory or an unjust interest; and endeavor to gain rather than to expose thy antagonist.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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Fruits of Solitude (1682), Part I

Edgar Allan Poe Fotografia

„Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
Shall be an endless theme of praise,
And love — a simple duty.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

" To Frances S. Osgood http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/595/" (1845).
Kontekst: Thou wouldst be loved? — then let thy heart
From its present pathway part not!
Being everything which now thou art,
Be nothing which thou art not.
So with the world thy gentle ways,
Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
Shall be an endless theme of praise,
And love — a simple duty.

Baba Hari Dass Fotografia

„Household is a chariot. The parents are its two wheels. If the wheels don't move equally, the chariot cannot run straight.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018

Family and Community: (p. 35)
The Path to Enlightenment is not a Highway, 1996

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“