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«Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.»
Author: John Milton (Historian, Poet, Scholar) | Keywords: reign, reigning
«He is just as entitled to be underwhelmed by the prospect of reigning over a fourth-class nation as the rest of us are by the prospect of living in it.»
Author: Peter Jay | Keywords: prospect, reigning
«Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven»
«I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.»
«And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.»
Author: Bible | Keywords: horn, reigning, Samuel, Saul
«At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.»
«DULLARD, n. A member of the reigning dynasty in letters and life. The Dullards came in with Adam, and being both numerous and sturdy have overrun the habitable world. The secret of their power is their insensibility to blows; tickle them with a bludgeon and they laugh with a platitude. The Dullards came originally from Boeotia, whence they were driven by stress of starvation, their dullness having blighted the crops. For some centuries they infested Philistia, and many of them are called Philistines to this day. In the turbulent times of the Crusades they withdrew thence and gradually overspread all Europe, occupying most of the high places in politics, art, literature, science and theology. Since a detachment of Dullards came over with the Pilgrims in the _Mayflower_ and made a favorable report of the country, their increase by birth, immigration, and conversion has been rapid and steady. According to the most trustworthy statistics the number of adult Dullards in the United States is but little short of thirty millions, including the statisticians. The intellectual centre of the race is somewhere about Peoria, Illinois, but the New England Dullard is the most shockingly moral.»
«I am not one of those who neglect the reigning power to bow to the rising sun»
«A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond / Frightened the reign of Chaos and old Night.»
«Fortune reigns in gifts of the world.»