Day is the Child of Time,
And Day must cease to be:
But Night is without a sire,
And cannot expire.
One with Eternity. [ R. H. Stoddard ]
True repentance is to cease from sin. [ St. Ambrose ]
The night comes on that knows not morn,
When I shall cease to be all alone,
To live forgotten, and love forlorn. [ Tennyson ]
To purchase Heaven has gold the power?
Can gold remove the mortal hour?
In life can love be bought with gold?
Are friendship's pleasures to be sold?
No - all that's worth a wish - a thought.
Fair virtue gives unbribed, unbought.
Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind,
Let nobler views engage thy mind. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Ye flowers that droop forsaken by the spring;
Ye birds that left by summer cease to sing;
Yet trees that fade when autumn heats remove.
Say, is not absence death to those who love? [ Pope ]
Let him be kept from paper, pen, and ink;
So may he cease to write, and learn to think. [ Prior ]
Nothing is too late
Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
If you wish a coquette to regard you, cease to regard her.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. [ Scott ]
Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. [ Buddha ]
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers. [ Virgil ]
We must sometimes cease to adhere to our own opinion for the sake of peace. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upward to what they were before. [ William Shakespeare ]
What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease. [ Richter ]
When men give up saying what is charming, they cease thinking what is charming. [ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere's Fan ]
Purchase no friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. [ T. Fuller ]
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the cloud is the sun still shining. [ H. W. Longfellow ]
If wisdom was to cease throughout the world, no one would suspect himself of ignorance. [ Saadi ]
Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by, love; this is an old rule. [ Buddha ]
Tell me, when shall these weary woes have end? or shall their ruthless torment never cease? [ Spenser ]
Cease to lament for that thou canst not help; and study help for that which thou lamentest. [ William Shakespeare ]
One dies twice: to cease to live is nothing, but to cease to love and to be loved is an insupportable death. [ Voltaire ]
We do love beauty at first sight; and we do cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by amiable qualities. [ Lydia Maria Child ]
We sacrifice to dress till household joys and comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, and keeps our larder lean. [ Cowper ]
The peasant waits until the river shall cease to flow; but still it glides on, and will glide on for all time to come. [ Horace ]
Much complaining I often hear raised against the proud bearing of the great. The pride of the great will disappear as soon as we cease our cringing. [ Körner ]
The road to glory would cease to be arduous if it were trite and trodden; and great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities but to make them. [ Colton ]
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and cease exertion in the proper place, than to expend both indiscriminately. [ Ruskin ]
A good man is the best friend, and therefore soonest to be chosen, longer to be retained, and, indeed, never to be parted with, unless he cease to be that for which he was chosen. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. [ Bible ]
There is a certain virtue in every good man, which night and day stirs up the mind with the stimulus of glory, and reminds it that all mention of our name will not cease at the same time with our lives, but that our fame will endure to all posterity. [ Cicero ]
Genius has privileges of its own; it selects an orbit for itself; and be this never so eccentric, if it is indeed a celestial orbit, we mere star-gazers must at last compose ourselves, must cease to cavil at it, and begin to observe it and calculate its laws. [ Carlyle ]
What is our death but a night's sleep? For as through sleep all weariness and faintness pass away and cease, and the powers of the spirit come back again, so that in the morning we arise fresh and strong and joyous; so at the Last Day we shall rise again as if we had only slept a night, and shall be fresh and strong. [ Martin Luther ]