For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four Champions fierce Strive
here for Maistrie, and to Battel bring Thir embryon Atoms; they around the flag Of each his faction, in thir several Clanns, Light-arm'd or heavy, sharp, smooth, swift or slow, Swarm populous, unnumber'd as the Sands Of BARCA or CYRENE'S torrid soil, Levied to side with warring Winds, and poise Thir lighter wings.
open your marble cells, and take to your repose a weary brother, who would rather strive
with a hundred thousand pagans than witness the decay of our Holy Order
Howbeit, whichever bears the palm, there they were, the types after which we all strive
I assured him, "how extremely desirous I was that he should be satisfied on every point; but I doubted much, whether it would be possible for me to explain myself on several subjects, whereof his honour could have no conception; because I saw nothing in his country to which I could resemble them; that, however, I would do my best, and strive
to express myself by similitudes, humbly desiring his assistance when I wanted proper words;" which he was pleased to promise me.
Every impulse that we strive
to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive
on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
I agree that man is pre-eminently a creative animal, predestined to strive
consciously for an object and to engage in engineering--that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead.
You are wrong; you should always strive
to see clearly around you.
No matter how earnestly we strive
against each other, we remain brothers on the lowest side of our intellect and in the instability of our feelings.
Nay, the wives strive
to be burned, with the corpses of their husbands.
Only to this aim can we always strive
independently of circumstances.
How you would strive
to cheat him, even as I strove to hide my real self from Paterson, and still you would strive
as I strove after you knew the game was up.