Harbinger Quotes

Harbinger Quotes by Washington Irving, Kevin Myers, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Rush Limbaugh, John Milton, William Wordsworth and many others.

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The moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside; the boding cry of the tree-toad, that harbinger of storm; the dreary hooting of the screechowl.
Washington Irving
The divine harbinger of summer – warm rain.
Kevin Myers
Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
California is many things, and it is a harbinger of what this country will become if illegal immigration isn’t stopped. You’re gonna have a very rich, very powerful minority of elites – very, very tiny – and they’re gonna live in a very few, small, gated enclaves.
Rush Limbaugh
Anger and just rebuke, and judgment given,
That brought into this world a world of woe,
Sin and her shadow Death, and Misery,
Death’s harbinger.
John Milton
Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay, And at my casement sing, Though it should prove a farewell lay And this our parting spring. * * * * * Then, little Bird, this boon confer, Come, and my requiem sing, Nor fail to be the harbinger Of everlasting spring.
William Wordsworth
Nonviolence has come among men and it will live. It is the harbinger of the peace of the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Preachers dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.
Thomas Jefferson
Even drunk, I knew any escape plan that involved going to Detroit, Michigan, was a harbinger of doom.
Mat Johnson
The hopeless hope is one of the early harbingers of spring, bespeaking an innocent belief that the world might right its wrongs and reverse its curses simply because the trees are coming into leaf.
Aleksandar Hemon
That sorrow which is the harbinger of joy is preferable to the joy which is followed by sorrow.
Nor will I then thy modest grace forget, Chaste Snow-drop, venturous harbinger of Spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
William Wordsworth
A lot of documentaries have been made very quickly, but I think they’re like frogs in an ecosystem: They’re harbingers. Film is always two or three years behind, because it takes so long to write a script, get financing, and get it made. It just takes a while. But I think it’s coming. It has to.
Alexander Payne
Now the bright morning-star, day’s harbinger, comes dancing from the east.
John Milton
What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones.
Ludwig von Mises
The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.
Andy Murray
Just because society has done things the same way for many years, that’s no reason to continue doing them. Women will be the harbingers of retirement transformations going forward and will be more creative and humanistic in the process.
Lee Johnson
I am the god Apostolos. The Harbinger of Telikos. The Final Fate of all. Beloved son of Apollymi the Great Destroyer. My will makes the will of the universe. [Apostolos / Acheron Parthenopaeus]
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The main achievement of economics is that it has provided a theory of peaceful human cooperation. This is why the harbingers of violent conflict have branded it as a dismal science and why this age of wars, civil wars, and destruction has no use for it.
Ludwig von Mises
For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger; At whose approach ghosts wandring here and there Troop home to church-yards…. For fear lest day should look their shames upon, They willfully exile themselves from light, And must for aye consort with black brow’d night.
William Shakespeare
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,
And sweet thyme true,
Primrose, first born child of Ver,
Merry Spring-time’s harbinger.
Francis Beaumont
The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained…
George Washington
[All religious sects] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight; and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies in which they live.
Thomas Jefferson
Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Rather than saying ‘I hate mess’, it might draw more compassion to say, ‘mess terrifies me as a harbinger of catastrophe’.
Alain de Botton
It appears then, that capitalist production comprises conditions independent of good or bad will, conditions which permit the working-class to enjoy that relative prosperity only momentarily, and at that always only as the harbinger of a coming crisis.
Karl Marx
Welcome, wild harbinger of spring!
To this small nook of earth;
Feeling and fancy fondly cling,
Round thoughts which owe their birth,
To thee, and to the humble spot,
Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
Bernard Barton
Hollywood is a perpetual summerland, a temperate, godless yaw where the very word ‘season’ has been co-opted by television executives. There are few harbingers of winter here.
Diablo Cody
A friend is Janus-faced: he looks to the past and the future. He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger of a greater friend.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life gives us no such handy markers – a storm comes, and far from this being a harbinger of death and collapse, during its course a person discovers love and truth, beauty and happiness, the rain lashing at the windows all the while.
Alain de Botton
In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner’s heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
Charles Kendall Adams
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde