quote by John Winthrop

For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.

— John Winthrop

Astonishing Byword quotations

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.

America has not been a story or a byword.

That small community of Pilgrims prospered and, driven by the dreams and, yes, by the ideas of the Founding Fathers, went on to become a beacon to all the oppressed and poor of the world.

For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill.

The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.

I have always been fascinated by the values of sport and loved its rituals;

in fact, since ancient times sport has been a byword for top physical prowess and spectacular athletic performance.


Those who claim absolutism is merely a myth are right that it has been misused simply as a byword for political centralisation.

If a state should pass laws forbidding its citizens to become wise and holy, it would be made a byword for all time. But this, in effect, is what our commercial, social, and political systems do. They compel the sacrifice of mental and moral power to money and dissipation.

The Scandinavians are dear people but they've never been what you might call bywords for wit and sparkle, have they?

But even in your world it’s a byword.

Men will fight bravely and be heroes, but for last-ditch defense against any odds… get a Mother.

They pointed out that the friendship between the two artists had always been a byword or whatever you called it. A well-read Egg summed it up by saying that they were like Thingummy and what's-his-name.

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