Posts Tagged ‘England’

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 26, 2017

William Shakespeare, from Richard II

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.


Quote of the day, June 16

June 16, 2014

George Bernard Shaw

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

Quote of the day, March 3

March 3, 2013

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on art

“Beauty will not come at the call of a legislature, nor will it repeat in England or America its history in Greece. It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men.”