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    edwin muir Quotes

    Sometimes we think of the nations lying asleep,Curled blindly in impenetrable sorrow,And then the thought confounds us with its strangeness.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: thoughts  lying 
     
    See him, the gentle Bible beast, / With lacquered hoofs and curling mane, / His wondering journey from the East / Half done, between the rock and plain.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: journey  bible 
     
    We meet ourselves at every turn In the long country of the past.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: past 
     
    Packed in my skin from head to toe is one I know and do not know.
    — Edwin Muir
    I have observed in foolish aweThe dateless mid-days of the lawAnd seen indifferent justice doneBy everyone on everyone.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: justice 
     
    The curse of Scottish literature is the lack of a whole language, which finally means the lack of a whole mind.
    — Edwin Muir
    The life of every man is an endlessly repeated performance of the life of man.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: men 
     
    There is a road that turning always Cuts off the country of Again. Archers stand there on every side And as it runstime's deer is slain, And lies where it has lain.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: lies 
     
    The ancestral deed is thought and done,And in a million Edens fallA million Adams drowned in darkness,For small is great and great is small,And a blind seed all.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: thoughts  adam 
     
    Kindness and courage can repair time's faults, And serving him breeds patience and courtesy In us, light sojourners and passing subjects.
    — Edwin Muir
    And without fear the lawless roads Ran wrong through all the land.
    — Edwin Muir
    tags: fear  wrong 
     
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