Frases de John Bowring
Fecha de nacimiento: 17. Octubre 1792
Fecha de muerte: 23. Noviembre 1872
John Bowring , político, lingüista, traductor, hispanista, escritor y viajero inglés, cuarto gobernador de Hong Kong.
Frases John Bowring
„There are many pharisees in literature as well as in religion, wrapped up in the garments of self-idolatry, and making their very deficiencies the ground of their highest complacency. There are many blind wanderers through unbounded fields of instruction, who can discover nothing but nakedness—nothing but barrenness around them. Fertility itself offers no attractions to them—how much less can they understand the power of that benign principle which makes the waters gush forth, fresh, pure, and sparkling, from the very rocks of the desert.“
— John Bowring, Cheskian Anthology
[Bowring, John, 1832, Cheskian Anthology, Preface, https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Cheskian_Anthology/Preface, Rowland Hunter, London]
„Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.“
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 272.
„In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.“
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 171.