Quotation Explorer - 'Slain'

I write so the endangered thoughts roaming naked and vulnerable through the misty jungles of my mind aren't slain by the guns of practical living. - Kim Krizan
Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help. - Homer
Poets find their voices when they articulate the wishes of the dead, especially those slain as sacrificial talismans to a larger frame of existence. - Michael S. Harper
The peacock's plumage is its enemy: O many the king who hath been slain by his magnificence! - Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail. - Benjamin Franklin
Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth! Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain! Once there was The People - it shall never be again! - Rudyard Kipling
There lives a weeperin each of us-a silent mourner honoring our despairwhen our willingness slain by helplessness continues to resurrect to be slaughtered again - Munia Khan
Although you may spend your life killing, you will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. - Nāgārjuna
Murder is murder,as much a curse to the slayer as to the slain, and cannot be a matter of indifference, whoever the dead may be. - Ellis Peters
O, I am slain! - William Shakespeare
HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for advantage of the lawyers. - Ambrose Bierce
When a unicorn is slain, men have destroyed again the image of beauty that they seek. - Nicholas Stuart Gray
I am a knight riding from tower to tower seeking a princess to rescue but all the dragons are slain, the towers are empty and the princesses taken. - Pieter Niemand
EUCHARIST, n. A sacred feast of the religious sect of Theophagi. A dispute once unhappily arose among the members of this sect as to what it was that they ate. In this controversy some five hundred thousand have already been slain, and the question is still unsettled. - Ambrose Bierce
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