The following lines were found at Derzhavin’s table after his death:
The current of Time’s river
Will carry off all human deeds
And sink into oblivion
All peoples, kingdoms and their kings.
And if there’s something that remains
Through sounds of horn and lyre,
It too will disappear into the maw of time
And not avoid the common pyre…(lines broken)
Gavriil (Gavrila) Romanovich Derzhavin, 1743 – 1816, Russian poet
- Quote of the day: Quotes with horses
- Quote of the day: Life
- Quote of the day: Politics by Fear
- Quote of the day: Office
We were surprise how many quotes or proverbs with horses exist. Below our quick list of the most interesting ones: “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.” Abraham Lincoln – 16th US President (1861-65) “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” West Texas saying “The [...]
It’s better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!
¡Prefiero morir de pie que vivir siempre arrodillado!
Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879 – 1919) – Mexican Revolutionary
We would normally not quote a leading Nazi figurehead, but when this leader said the following lines he was certain that his life will soon end in the Nuremberg Trials and had no interest to palliate one of the fundamental principles of the Nazi reign in Germany 1933-1945.
The Nazis in Germany during that period were the first in recent history that have…
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to the office.
Robert Frost, American Poet