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Letter "L" » lapses
«It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.»
«As the cat lapses into savagery by night, and barbarously explores the dark, so primal and titanic is a woman with the love madness.»
«Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.»
«No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.»
Author: Robert Southey
«It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found / not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.»
Author: St. Teresa of Avila
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«In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment and will never be more divine in the lapse of the ages. Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
«Liquid lapse of murmuring streams.»
«As for literature, thefts cannot harm it, while the lapse of ages augments its value»
«Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.»
«Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again.»
Author: William James