One more Unfortunate
Weary of breath.
Gone to her death. [ Hood ]
One man's breath
Is another man's death. [ Proverb ]
The winds are out of breath. [ Dryden ]
Poetry is the breath of beauty. [ Leigh Hunt ]
The breath of popular applause. [ Herrick ]
Fun fast the leaves are dropping
Before that wandering breath. [ William Cullen Bryant ]
A simple child,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death? [ Wordsworth ]
Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. [ Beaconsfield ]
What is glory? what is fame?
The echo of a long-lost name;
A breath, an idle hour's brief talk;
The shadow of an arrant naught;
A flower that blossoms for a day.
Dying next morrow;
A stream that hurries on its way.
Singing of sorrow. [ Motherwell ]
Spare your breath to cool your broth. [ Proverb ]
The wind breath'd soft a lover's sigh,
And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die
With breathless pause between,
O who, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose
Of such enchanting scene! [ Scott ]
Fame is the breath of popular applause. [ Herrick ]
The rich man's son inherits cares;
The bank may break, the factory burn,
A breath may burst his bubble shares,
And soft, white hands could hardly earn
A living that would serve his turn. [ Lowell ]
There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen.
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between. [ Longfellow ]
Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an anointed king;
The breath of worldly men cannot depose
The deputy elected by the Lord. [ Rich. II ]
Spare your breath to cool your porridge. [ Cervantes ]
Behold the Sea,
The opaline, the plentiful and strong,
Yet beautiful as is the rose in June,
Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July;
Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds,
Purger of earth, and medicine of men;
Creating a sweet climate by my breath,
Washing out harms and griefs from memory,
And, in my mathematic ebb and flow,
Giving a hint of that which changes not. [ Emerson ]
To rock and river, plain and wood,
I cry, Ye are my kin. While I, O Earth!
Am but an atom of thee, and a breath,
Passing unseen and unrecorded, like
The tiny throb here in my temple's pulse. [ Philip J. Bailey ]
Fame is a fancied life in others' breath. [ Pope ]
The balmy zephyrs, silent since her death,
Lament the ceasing of a sweeter breath. [ Pope ]
The first breath is the beginning of death. [ Proverb ]
I am the very slave of circumstance
And impulse - borne away with every breath. [ Byron ]
How short is human life; the very breath,
Which frames my words, accelerates my death. [ Hannah More ]
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty, violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes
Or Cytherea's breath. [ William Shakespeare ]
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim.
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes.
Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength - a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown-imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! [ William Shakespeare ]
Old Age, a second child, by nature curst
With more and greater evils than the first.
Weak, sickly, full of pains: in every breath
Railing at life, and yet afraid of death. [ Churchill ]
Be thou assured, if words be made of breath,
And breath of life, I have no life to breathe
What thou hast said to me. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
A breath can make them, as a breath has made. [ Goldsmith ]
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 ]
Can storied urn or animated bust
Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath?
Can honour's voice provoke the silent dust,
Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death? [ Gray ]
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds. [ Milton ]
Dreams in their development have breath,
And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.
They have a weight upon our waking thoughts,
They take a weight from off our waking toils,
They do divide our being. [ Byron ]
Gradual sinks the breeze,
Into a perfect calm; that not a breath
I heard to quiver thro' the closing woods,
Or rustling turn the many twinkling leaves,
Of aspen tall. The uncurling floods diffused?
In glassy breadth, seen through delusive lapse
Forgetful of their course. 'Tis silence all.
And pleasing expectation. [ Thomson ]
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]
And you, brave Cobham! to the latest breath
Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death. [ Pope ]
There is no Death! what seems so is transition:
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian
Whose portal we call Death. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. [ William Shakespeare ]
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. [ Bible ]
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together;
Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Age, I do abhor thee; youth I do adore thee. [ William Shakespeare ]
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath give. [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]
In thy heart there is a holy spot,
As 'mid the waste an isle of fount and palm,
Forever green! - the world’s breath enters not.
The passion-tempest may not break its calm,
'Tis thine, all thine. [ Mrs. Hemans ]
What is fame? A fancied life in anothers' breath. [ Pope ]
There bloomed the strawberry of the wilderness;
The trembling eyebright showed her sapphire blue,
The thyme her purple, like the blush of Even;
And if the breath of some to no caress
Invited, forth they peeped so fair to view.
All kinds alike seemed favorites of heaven. [ Wordsworth ]
The morn is up again, the dewy morn,
With breath all incense, and with cheek all bloom,
Laughing the clouds away with playful scorn,
And living as if earth contain'd no tomb, -
And glowing into day. [ Byron ]
God sent forth his breath, and they are scattered.
[ Inscription on medal struck to commemorate the destruction of the Spanish Armada ]
Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,
And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breath
In that close kiss and drank her whispered tales.
They say that Love would die when Hope was gone.
And Love mourned long, and sorrowed after Hope;
At last she sought out Memory, and they trod
The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,
And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears. [ Tennyson ]
What is a Jay to an immortal soul! A breath, no more. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
I dreamt my lady came and found me dead.
(Strange dream! that gives a dead man leave to think)
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips
That I reviv'd, and was an emperor. [ William Shakespeare ]
Out of breath for nothing, making much ado about nothing. [ Phaed ]
His promises are lighter than the breath that utters them. [ Proverb ]
But the soul is not the body and the breath is not the flute;
Both together make the music, either marred and all is mute. [ Robert Browning ]
The world is only saved by the breath of the school children. [ Talmud ]
The dewy morn, with breath all incense and with cheek all bloom. [ Byron ]
Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholesome. [ Proverb ]
Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop. [ Marie Ebner-Eschenbach ]
Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of every breath of folly. [ Hazlitt ]
Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer, their pure breath sanctifies the air. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
You will never live to my age without you keep yourself in breath with exercise. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
I knelt, and with the fervor of a lip unused to the cool breath of reason, told my love. [ Willis ]
Prayer is, the breath of a new-born soul, and there can be no Christian life without it. [ Rowland Hill ]
With fragrant breath the lilies woo me now, and softly speaks the sweet-voiced mignonette. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
O the world is but a word; were it all yours to give it in a breath, how quickly were it gone! [ Shakespeare ]
Let friendship creep gently to a height; if it rush to it, it may soon run itself out of breath. [ Thomas Fuller ]
'Tis the cessation of our breath. Silent and motionless we lie; And no one knoweth more than thig. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Sweet is the breath of praise when given by those whose own high merit claims the praise they give. [ Hannah More ]
I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the popular breath may chance to raise him. [ Goethe ]
Whatever crazy sorrow saith, no life that breathes with human breath has ever truly longed for death. [ Tennyson ]
Youth will never live to age unless they keep themselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
You will never live to my age, without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air, where it comes and goes like the warbling of music, than in the hand. [ Lord Bacon ]
How long a time lies in one little word! Four lagging winters and four wanton springs End in a word: such is the breath of kings. [ William Shakespeare ]
Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is the countenance of all science. [ Wordsworth ]
The gentle breath of peace would leave him on the surface neglected and unmoved. It is only the tempest that lifts him from his place. [ Junius ]
O gentle sleep! my welcome breath shall hail thee midst our mortal strife, who art the very thief of life, the very portraiture of death. [ Alonzo de Ledesma ]
Gradual as the snow, at heaven's breath, melts off and shows the azure flowers beneath, her lids unclosed, and the bright eyes were seen. [ Moore ]
Her cheeks blushing, and withal, when she was spoken to. a little smiling, were like roses when their leaves are with a little breath stirred. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
If you ever discover that what you're seeing is a play within a play, just slow down, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride of your life. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Fame may be compared to a scold; the best way to silence her is to let her alone, and she will at last be out of breath in blowing her own trumpet. [ Fuller ]
The magic power of love consists in its ennobling whatever its breath touches, like the sun whose golden ray transmutes even thunderclouds into gold. [ Grillparzer ]
The reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it. [ Cervantes ]
Wine maketh the hand quivering, the eye watery, the night unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an utter forgetfulness of all things. [ Pliny ]
What is life? A gulf of troubled waters, where the soul, like a vexed bark, is tossed upon the waves of pain and pleasure by the wavering breath of passions. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]
... they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
To elevate and surprise is the great art of quackery and puffing; to raise a lively and exaggerated image in the mind, and take it by surprise before it can recover breath. [ Hazlitt ]
Urge them while their souls are capable of this ambition, lest zeal, now melted by the windy breath of soft petitions, pity and remorse, cool and congeal again to what it was. [ William Shakespeare ]
As you see in a pair of bellows, there is a forced breath without life, so in those that are puffed up with the wind of ostentation, there may be charitable words without works. [ Bishop Hall ]
As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death; The young disease, that must subdue at length. Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength. [ Pope ]
I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief; in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath. [ Richter ]
Flowers are the bright remembrances of youth; they waft us back, with their bland, odorous breath, the joyous hours that only young life knows, ere we have learnt that this fair earth hides graves. [ Countess of Blessington ]
Graves, the dashes in the punctuation of our lives. To the Christian they are but the place at which he gathers breath for a nobler sentence. To Christ, the grave was but the hyphen between man and God, for He was God-man. [ Duffield ]
True, the poisonous breath of the world destroys our illusions, but they resuscitate at once when a ray of love falls upon our benumbed hearts, as the warmth of the sun revives the poor flowers withered by the ices of winter. [ De Finod ]
Fame has no necessary conjunction with praise; it may exist without the breath of a word: it is a recognition of excellence which must be felt, but need not be spoken. Even the envious must feel it, - feel it, and hate in silence. [ Washington Allston ]
In the use of the tongue God hath distinguished us from beasts, and by the well or ill using it we are distinguished from one another; and therefore, though silence be innocent as death, harmless as a rose's breath to a distant passenger, yet it is rather the state of death than life. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
My May of life is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf; and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead, curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath which the poor heart would fain deny and dare not. [ William Shakespeare ]
There are three wicks you know to the lamp of a man's life: brain, blood, and breath. Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by both the others. Stop the heart a minute, and out go all three of the wicks. Choke the air out of the lungs, and presently the fluid ceases to supply the other centers of flame, and all is soon stagnation, cold, and darkness. [ O. W. Holmes ]
A composition which dazzles at first sight by gaudy epithets, or brilliant turns of expression, or glittering trains of imagery, may fade gradually from the mind, leaving no enduring impression. Words which flow fresh and warm from a full heart, and which are instinct with the life and breath of human feeling, pass into household memories, and partake of the immortality of the affections from which they spring. [ Whipple ]