Hanging in a golden chain
This pendent world. [ Milton ]
He is not free that draws his chain. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
O there are Voices of the Past,
Links of a broken chain.
Wings that can bear me back to times
Which cannot come again;
Yet God forbid that I should lose
The echoes that remain! [ Adelaide A. Procter ]
Then with no fiery throbbing pain.
No cold gradations of decay.
Death broke at once the vital chain.
And freed his soul the nearest way. [ Samuel Johnson ]
The captive bands may chain the hands,
But love enslaves the man. [ Burns ]
I should think your tongue had broken its chain! [ Longfellow ]
And where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
The chain may lengthen, but it never parts. [ Holmes ]
He drags his chain, and yet says it is others that are mad. [ Proverb ]
Be true, and thou shalt fetter time with everlasting chain. [ Johann C. F. Von Schiller ]
Forever haltless hurries Time, the Durable to gain,
Be true, and thou shalt fetter Time with everlasting chain. [ Schiller ]
A letter, timely writ, is a rivet to the chain of affection;
And a letter, untimely delayed, is as rust to the solder. [ Tupper ]
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues. [ Bishop Hall ]
Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude. [ Maturin ]
The chain of habit coils itself around the heart like a serpent, to gnaw and stifle it. [ Hazlitt ]
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. [ Proverb ]
Promises retain men better than services. For them, hope is a chain, and gratitude a thread. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain. [ Beaconsfield ]
To a mother, a child is everything; but to a child, a parent is only a link in the chain of her existence. [ Lord Beaconsfield ]
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a man to believe or to disbelieve. [ Carlyle ]
Time knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, and night's deep darkness has no chain to bind his rushing pinion. [ George D. Prentice ]
The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain: for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. [ Bancroft ]
That great chain of causes, which, linking one to another, even to the throne of God Himself, can never be unraveled by any industry of ours. [ Burke ]
The friendship I have conceived will not be impaired by absence; but it may be no unpleasing circumstance to brighten the chain by a renewal of the covenant. [ George Washington ]
Death opens the gate of fame, and shuts the gate of envy after it; it unlooses the chain of the captive, and puts the bondsman's task into another man's hand. [ Sterne ]
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labour and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. [ Burton ]
Is it not a thing divine to have a smile which, none know how, has the power to lighten the weight of that enormous chain which all the living in common drag behind them? [ Victor Hugo ]
In sculpture did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoon how it might be made different? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal. [ Emerson ]