Quotes with land
The land of the living was not far removed from the ancestors. There was coming and going between them, especially at festivals and also when an old man died, because an old man was very close to the ancestors. A man's life from birth to death was a series of transition rites which brought him nearer and nearer to his ancestors.
Things Fall Apart
Little drops of water, little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.
[Earth is] a water world, a planet dominated by its covering mantle of the ocean, in which continents are but transient intrusions of land above the surface of the all-encircling sea.
The biblical story of the birth is striking in its absence of information. We never know exactly who the wise men are - philosophers? teachers? astrologers? - nor where the East they came from, nor why they want to follow the star and pay homage to the king of the Jews. It is as though they are symbols, metaphors created by the writers of the Gospels to represent the enthusiasm that the Nativity created in the land.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. Published in The New York Times on December 23, 1984.
To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak.
The Code of Hammurabi, Prologue
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
I just want to do God's will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
From an address given in Memphis the night before his assassination, April 3, 1968
Producer's Surplus is a convenient name for the genus of which the rent of land is the leading species.
I will not take the low road to the highest office in this land. I want the presidency in the best way, not the worst way.
Remarks following the South Carolina Primary (February 19, 2000)
We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
Baltimore Sun (July 26, 1920)
A glance at the situation today only too clearly indicates that equality of opportunity as we have known it no longer exists. Our industrial plant is built; the problem just now is whether under existing conditions it is not overbuilt. Our last frontier has long since been reached, and there is practically no more free land. More than half of our people do not live on the farms or on lands and cannot derive a living by cultivating their own property. There is no safety valve in the form of a Western prairie to which those thrown out of work by the Eastern economic machines can go for a new start. We are not able to invite the immigration from Europe to share our endless plenty. We are now providing a drab living for our own people.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
The object of government is the welfare of the people." "Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.
"The New Nationalism" speech, Osawatomie, Kansas, August 31, 1910
I believe that the abolition of private ownership of land and capital is a necessary step toward any world in which the nations are to live at peace with one another.
Proposed Roads To Freedom (1918)
I seen too many guys with land in their head. They never get none under their hand.
Of Mice and Men (1937)
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
I had crossed the line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in the old cabin quarter, with the old folks, and my brothers and sisters. But to this solemn resolution I came; I was free, and they should be free also; I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all there.
Harriet, The Moses of Her People (1886) by Sarah H. Bradford
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans].... Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Interview with Playboy, May 1971
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice.
That no freeman ought to be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Article 21 from the Declaration of Rights in the Maryland Constitution of 1776
He should be the owner of the land who rubs it between his hands every spring.