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'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
tags: pain loss lies hell heaven
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
And yet, and yet, in these our ghostly lives, Half night, half day, half sleeping, half awake, How if our waking life, like that of sleep, Be all a dream in that eternal life To which we wake not till we sleep in death
tags: death live sleep night awake dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Tis not where we lie but whence we fell; the loss of Heaven's the greatest pain in Hell.
tags: pain loss lies hell heaven
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The fox is very cunning, but he is more cunning who catches the fox.
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Great events have sent before them their announcements.
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Grief has been compared to a hydra; for every one that dies, two are born.
tags: grief die
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A friar who asks alms for God's sake begs for two.
tags: god
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
tags: law gift god
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The dower of great beauty has always been misfortune, since happiness and beauty do not agree together.
tags: beauty happiness
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
tags: night flowers
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
tags: victory
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
tags: time truth friends dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.
tags: lost dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
How surely a knowledge of the world hardens the heart!
tags: world
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
At the point when affection is not frenzy, it is not adore.
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
For man's greatest crime is to have been born.
tags: crimes
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Dreams are rough copies of the waking soul Yet uncorrected of the higher will, So that men sometimes in their dreams confess An unsuspected, or forgotten, self; -Since Dreaming, Madness, Passion, are akin In missing each that salutory rein Of reason, and the grinding will of man.
tags: men soul dreaming madness passion dreams missing
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The heart is an astrologer that always divines the truth.
tags: truth heart divine
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
No windows give a better view than those a man brings with him in his head, not asking for tickets of admission, since at all functions, festivals, or feasts he looks out with the same nice self-composure.
tags: men
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Even in dreams doing good is not wasted.
tags: dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun's revolving splendour.
tags: true
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the color Of the crystal through which one sees it
tags: truth world lies
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
When love is not madness, it is not love.
tags: madness
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Restless sunflower; cease to move.
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
tags: madness illusion stories dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
tags: world
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
All must yield to the weight of years; conquest is not difficult for time.
tags: time
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
No virtue can be real that has not been tried. The gold in the crucible alone is perfect; the loadstone tests the steel, and the diamond is tried by the diamond, while metals gleam the brighter in the furnace.
tags: alone virtue real diamond
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
tags: action
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Our treasures trifles seem, and all our life is dreaming, and the dreams themselves are dreams.
tags: dreaming dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
If a pretty woman only knew how anger improved her beauty! Her complexion needs no other paint than indignation.
tags: women anger
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Speak no evil of women; I tell thee the meanest of them deserves respect; for of women do we not all come?
tags: evil women
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
All just laws condemn cruelty.
tags: law cruelty
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
All life is a dream, and all dreams are dreams.
tags: dreams
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air; and if you know who throws the stone, you do not know where it may fall.
tags: secret
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
To the King, one must give his possessions and his life; but honour is a possession of soul, and the soul is only God's.
tags: soul god
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A woman needs a stronger head than her own for counsel-she should marry.
tags: women marry
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
They say that the best counsel is that of woman.
tags: women
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
pedro calderon de la barca
Birth    : January 17, 1600
Death  : May 25, 1681
Occupation  : Dramatist