He that lives well sees afar off. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A hungry man smells meat afar off. [ Proverb ]
Water afar off quencheth not fire. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The champion true
Loves victory more when, dim in view,
He sees her glories gild afar
The dusky edge of stubborn war,
Than if th' untrodden bloodless field
The harvest of her laurels yield. [ Keble ]
Like Flanders mares, fairest afar off. [ Proverb ]
Water afar won't quench a fire at hand. [ Italian Proverb ]
Better good afar off than evil at hand. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
An hungry kite sees a dead horse afar off. [ Proverb ]
They that knew one another salute afar off. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And Cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness.
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come
From God, who is our home.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
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At length the man perceives it die away.
And fade into the light of common day. [ Wordsworth ]
Dark the Night, with breath all flowers.
And tender broken voice that fills
With ravishment the listening hours, -
Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills!
Dark the night
Yet is she bright.
For in her dark she brings the mystic star.
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love.
From some unknown afar. [ George Eliot ]
Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb
The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar? [ Beattie ]
Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright;
But looked too near, have neither heat nor light. [ Webster ]
Worship your heroes from afar; contact withers them. [ Mme. Necker ]
They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]
Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms, as clouds do afar off. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Praise follows Truth afar off; and only overtakes her at the grave; Plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then. [ Lowell ]
Passion looks not beyond the moment of its existence. Better, it says, the kisses of love today, than the felicities of heaven afar off. [ Bovee ]
Fame, as a river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off; so exemplary writers depend not upon the gratitude of the world. [ Sir W. Davenant ]
And now he shook away the snow of time from the winter-green of memory, and beheld the fair years of his childhood uncovered, fresh, green, and balmy, standing afar off before him. [ Richter ]