No longer blow no longer burn. [ Proverb ]
Blow first and sip afterwards. [ Proverb ]
High winds blow on high hills. [ Proverb ]
I have a cold coal to blow at. [ Proverb ]
The second blow makes the fray. [ Proverb ]
Blow not against the hurricane. [ Proverb ]
The first blow is as much as two. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Blow, smith, and you'll get money. [ Proverb ]
Do not the bright June roses blow
To meet thy kiss at morning hours. [ William Cullen Bryant ]
A threatened blow is seldom given. [ Proverb ]
Let him that is cold blow the fire. [ Proverb ]
Blow your own pottage, and not mine. [ Proverb ]
Fancy with prophetic glance
Sees the teeming months advance;
The field, the forest, green and gay;
The dappled slope, the tedded hay;
Sees the reddening orchard blow.
The harvest wave, the vintage flow. [ Warton ]
Fate steals along with silent tread,
Found oftenest in what least we dread;
Frowns in the storm with angry brow,
But in the sunshine strikes the blow. [ William Cowper ]
All are not hunters that blow the horn. [ Proverb ]
Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow. [ J. Ford ]
One sound blow will serve to undo us all. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A sturdy oak, which nature forms
To brave a hundred winter's storms.
While round its head the whirlwinds blow.
Remains with root infix'd below:
When fell'd to earth, a ship it sails
Through dashing waves and driving gales
And now at sea, again defies
The threatening clouds and howling skies. [ Hoole ]
Action is transitory, a step, a blow.
The motion of a muscle - this way or that. [ Wordsworth ]
Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow. [ Young ]
That but this blow
Might be the be-all and the end-all here,
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
We'd jump the life to come. [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]
Chance will not do the work -
Chance sends the breeze;
But if the pilot slumber at the helm.
The very wind that wafts us towards the port
May dash us on the shelves.
The steersman's part is vigilance.
Blow it or rough or smooth. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Like a led victim, to my death I'll go.
And, dying, bless the hand that gave the blow. [ Dryden ]
The immortal mind, superior to his fate.
Amid the outrage of external things,
Firm as the solid base of this great world.
Rests on his own foundation. Blow, ye winds!
Ye waves! ye thunders! roll your tempests on!
Shake, ye old pillars of the marble sky!
Till at its orbs and all its worlds of fire
Be loosen'd from their seats; yet still serene,
The unconquer'd mind looks down upon the wreck;
And ever stronger as the storms advance,
Firm through the closing ruin holds his way,
When nature calls him to the destined goal. [ Akenside ]
O love, they die, in yon rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. [ Tennyson ]
A blow with a reed makes a noise, but hurts not. [ Proverb ]
Vain-glorious man, when fluttering wind does blow
In his light wings, is lifted up to sky;
The scorn of knighthood and true chivalry,
To think, without desert of gentle deed
And noble worth, to be advanced high,
Such praise is shame, but honour, virtue's meed.
Doth bear the fairest flower in honourable seed. [ Spenser ]
A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow. [ Dryden ]
The hawthorn trees blow in the dew of the morning. [ Burns ]
An old warrior is never in haste to strike the blow. [ Metastasio ]
Slanderers are the devil s bellows to blow up contention. [ Proverb ]
He had better put his horns in his pocket than blow them. [ Proverb ]
Heaven oft in mercy smites, even when the blow severest is. [ Joanna Baillie ]
Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows; but without that noise. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
An ass that kicks against the wall, receives the blow himself. [ Proverb ]
He that has a mouth of his own should not say to another,
Blow. [ Proverb ]
Thus ready for the way of life or death, I wait the sharpest blow. [ William Shakespeare ]
O, I cry your mercy; There is my purse, to cure that blow of thine. [ William Shakespeare ]
To blow is not to play the flute; you must move the fingers as well. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they are running. [ Yogi Berra ]
Despair gives the finishing blow not only to misery, but to weakness. [ Vauvenargues ]
Alas! the breast that inly bleeds has nought to fear from outward blow. [ Byron ]
He that prepares for ill gives the blow a meeting, and breaks its stroke. [ Proverb ]
The same wind that carries one vessel into port may blow another off shore. [ C. N. Bovee ]
To blow on the flute is not to play on it; you must move the fingers as well. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Look at the fate of summer flowers, which blow at daybreak, droop ere even-song. [ Wordsworth ]
A stray hair, by its continued irritation, may give more annoyance than a smart blow. [ Lowell ]
It is a sheep of Beery, it is marked on the nose (applied to those that have a blow). [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe, And still adore the hand that gives the blow. [ Pomfret ]
Rivals who blow out each other's brains for the eyes of a coquette, prove that they have no brains. [ A. Ricard ]
I never think it necessary to repeat calumnies; they are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves. [ Boerhaave ]
When the tongue is the weapon, a man may strike where he cannot reach; and a word shall do execution both further and deeper than the mightiest blow. [ South ]
To reveal imprudently the spot where we are most sensitive and vulnerable is to invite a blow. The demigod Achilles admitted no one to his confidence. [ Madame Swetchine ]
A copious manner of expression gives strength and weight to our ideas, which frequently make impression upon the mind, as iron does upon solid bodies, rather by repeated strokes than a single blow. [ Melmoth ]
The celebrated Boerhaave, who had many enemies, used to say that he never thought it necessary to repeat their calumnies.
They are sparks, said he,
which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves. [ Disraeli ]
If the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch, with his surcease, success; that but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all here - but here, upon this bank and shoal of time, we'd jump the life to come. [ William Shakespeare ]
There is to me a daintiness about early flowers that touches me like poetry; they blow out with such a simple loveliness among the common herbs of pastures, and breathe their lives so unobstrusively, like hearts whose beatings are too gentle for the world. [ N. P. Willis ]
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. [ St. Augustine ]
Under the influence of music we are all deluded in some way; we imagine that the performers must dwell in the regions to which they lift their hearers; we are reluctant to admit that a man may blow the most soul-animating strains from his trumpet and yet be a coward; or melt an audience to tears with his violin, and yet be a heartless profligate. [ H. W. Hillard ]
As soon the dust of a wretch whom thou wouldest not, as of a prince whom thou couldest not look upon, will trouble thine eyes if the wind blow it thither; and when a whirlwind hath blown the dust of the churchyard into the church, and the man sweeps out the dust of the church into the churchyard, who will undertake to sift those dusts again, and to pronounce,
This is the patrician, this is the noble flower, and this the yeoman, this the plebeian bran? [ Rev. Dr. Donne ]