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Vassal Quotes


"The mind's only perfect vassal." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"Under ground Precedency's a jest; vassal and lord, Grossly familiar, side by side consume." - Hugh Blair

"Clear-sighted reason, wisdom's judgment leads; and sense, her vassal, in her footsteps treads." - John Denham

"I went out under the sky, Muse! and I was your vassal." - Arthur Rimbaud

"Fear is my vassal, when I frown he flies; A hundred times in life a coward dies." - John Marston

"In Africa, the woman was co-equal. In Europe, the woman was a vassal. To some extent, she still is." - John Henrik Clarke

"No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state" - Felix Adler

"No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state." - Felix Adler

"Large elements in order brought, And tracts of calm from tempest made, And world-wide fluctuation sway'd, In vassal tides that follow'd thought." - Alfred Tennyson

"Then here's to the heartening wassail, Wherever good fellows are found; Be its master instead of its vassal, and order the glasses around." - Ogden Nash

"When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate, And time seemed but the vassal of my will, I entertained certain guests of state- The great of older days." - Silas Weir Mitchell

"'By heaven, that thou art fair, is most infallible true, that thou art beauteous truth itself, that thou art lovely. More fairer than fair, beautiful than beauteous, truer than truth itself, have commiseration on thy heroical vassal." - William Shakespeare

"I hate all pain, Given or received; we have enough within us The meanest vassal as the loftiest monarch, Not to add to each other's natural burden Of mortal misery." - Lord Byron

"The sun and every vassal star, All space, beyond the soar of angel's wings, Wait on His word: and yet He stays His car For every sigh a contrite suppliant brings." - John Keble

"Sharp penury afflicts these wretched isles! There hope ne'er dawns, and pleasure never smiles. The vassal wretch contented drags his chain. And hears his famish'd babes lament in vain." - William Falconer

"That god forbid, that made me first your slave, I should in thought control your times of pleasure, Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave, Being your vassal bound to stay your leisure." - William Shakespeare

"Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain." - Thomas Paine

"Here's a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends, with the sparkle of beer and wine; May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends, than the foam at the top of the stein. Then here's to the heartening wassail, wherever good fellows are found; Be its master instead of its vassal, and order the glasses around." - Ogden Nash

"The feudal warranty is, doubtless derived from the ancient duty of the feudal lord to protect his liege man 'with fire and sword against all deadly'. It was of the essence of the feudal bond, that the vassal should be under his lord's protection." - Edward Jenks

"Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kowtow before any United States proconsul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony." - Andrei Gromyko

"You, methinks you think you love me well; For me, I love you somewhat; rest: and Love Should have some rest and pleasure in himself, Not ever be too curious for a boon, Too prurient for a proof against the grain Of him ye say ye love: but Fame with men, Being but ampler means to serve mankind, Should have small rest or pleasure in herself, But work as vassal to the larger love, That dwarfs the petty love of one to one." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"What kind of expression is this - "punishing Israel"? Are we a vassal state of yours? Are we a banana republic? Are we youths of fourteen who, if they don't behave properly, are slapped across the fingers? Let me tell you who this government is composed of. It is composed of people whose lives were spent in resistance, in fighting and in suffering. You will not frighten us with "punishments." He who threatens us will find us deaf to his threats. We are only prepared to listen to rational arguments. You have no right to "punish" Israel - and I protest at the very use of this term." - Menachem Begin