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Letter "B" » brim
«And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.»
«And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people; / And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,) / That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.»
«There is a cheap literature that speaks to us of the need of escape. It is true that when we travel we are in search of distance. But distance is not to be found. It melts away. And escape has never led anywhere. The moment a man finds that he must play the races, go the Arctic, or make war in order to feel himself alive, that man has begin to spin the strands that bind him to other men and to the world. But what wretched strands! A civilization that is really strong fills man to the brim, though he never stir. What are we worth when motionless, is the question.»
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
, In Search Of
, spin out
, The Arctic
, The Question
, The Strand
«If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours»
«Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.»
Author: Lao Tzu
«Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.»
Author: Lord Byron
«Years steal Fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; And Life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim»
«Yet Time, who changes all, had altered him in soul and aspect as in age: Years steal Fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; And Life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim»
«We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim / objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.»
Author: Oscar Wilde
, waiting room
«A primrose by a river's brimA yellow primrose was to him,And it was nothing more.»