Let echo, too, perform her part,
Prolonging every note with art;
And in a low expiring strain,
Play all the comfort over again. [ Addison ]
The less heart, the more comfort. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]
Perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of an angel light. [ Wordsworth ]
Wisely weigh our sorrow with our comfort. [ William Shakespeare ]
Hell is no other but a soundless pit,
Where no one beam of comfort peeps in it. [ Herrick ]
Society is no comfort to one not sociable. [ William Shakespeare ]
The source of all good and of all comfort. [ Burke ]
O comfort-killing Night, image of hell!
Dim register and notary of shame!
Black stage for tragedies and murders fell!
Vast, sin-concealing chaos! nurse of blame!
Blind, muffled bawd! dark harbor for defame!
Grim cave of death! whispering conspirator,
With close-tongued treason and the ravisher! [ William Shakespeare ]
Now God be praised, that to believing souls,
Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair! [ William Shakespeare ]
Alas! today I would give everything
To see a friend's face, or hear a voice
That had the slightest tone of comfort in it. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
To promise and give nothings is a comfort for a fool. [ Proverb ]
It is often a comfort in misfortune to know our own fate. [ Quintus Curtius Rufus ]
Speaking words of endearment where words of comfort availed not. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
From ignorance our comfort flows, The only wretched are the wise. [ Prior ]
It is a comfort to the wretched to have companions in misfortune.
A father is a treasure, a brother a comfort; but a friend is both. [ Proverb ]
Solitude is the worst of all companions when we seek comfort and oblivion. [ Mery ]
The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcome. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
One year of joy, another of comfort, the rest of content, make the married life happy. [ Proverb ]
Let us pray! God is just, he tries us; God is pitiful, he will comfort us; let us pray! [ Joseph Roux ]
The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things. [ Hannah More ]
Evils have their comfort; good none can support (to wit) with a moderate and contented heart. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
There is not so much comfort in the having of children, as there is sorrow in parting with them. [ Proverb ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
To close the eyes, and give a seemly comfort to the apparel of the dead, is poverty's holiest touch of nature. [ Dickens ]
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. [ Bunyan ]
It is pleasant to enjoy good fortune with one's friends; but if any ill befall, a friend's kind eye beams comfort. [ Euripides ]
Never fear to bring the sublimest motive to the smallest duty, and the most infinite comfort to the smallest trouble. [ Phillips Brooks ]
Enthusiasm gives life to what is invisible, and interest to what has no immediate action on our comfort in this world. [ Mme. de Staël ]
As often as I come back to his door, his love met me on the threshold, and his noble serenity gave me comfort and peace. [ William Winter ]
Books are true friends that will never flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself, . . . and you shall need no other comfort. [ Bacon ]
In goodness, rich men should transcend the poor, as clouds the earth; raised by the comfort of the sun to water dry and barren grounds. [ Tourneur ]
It may serve as a comfort to us in all our calamities and afflictions that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss. [ L'Estrange ]
Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out. [ Latimer ]
What a comfort a dull but kindly person is at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring any more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our mind. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
It may be remarked for the comfort of honest poverty that avarice reigns most in those who have but few good qualities to recommend them. This is a weed that will grow in a barren soil. [ Hughes ]
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort. [ Sir Humphry Davy ]
These studies are the food of youth and the consolation of old age; they adorn prosperity and are the comfort and refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home and are no encumbrance abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural retreats. [ Cicero ]
A time will come when the science of destruction shall bend before the arts of peace; when the genius which multiplies our powers, which creates new products, which diffuses comfort and happiness among the great mass of the people, shall occupy in the general estimation of mankind that rank which reason and commonsense now assign to it. [ Arago ]
A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation, sober counsels and ingenuous actions, open deportment and sweet carriage, sincere principles and unprejudicate understanding, love of God and selfdenial, peace and confidence, holy prayers and spiritual comfort, and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
The repose necessary to all beauty is repose, not of inanition, nor of luxury, nor of irresolution, but the repose of magnificent energy and being; in action, the calmness of trust and determination; in rest, the consciousness of duty accomplished and of victory won; and this repose and this felicity can take place as well in the midst of trial and tempest, as beside the waters of comfort. [ Ruskin ]
If thy mother be a widow, give her double honor, who now acts the part of a double parent; remember her nine month's burden, and her tenth month's travel; forget not her indulgence, when thou didst hang upon her tender breast; call to mind her prayers for thee before thou earnest into the world; and her cares for thee when thou wert come into the world; remember her secret groans, her affectionate tears, her broken slumbers, her daily fears, her nightly frights; relieve her wants, cover her imperfections, comfort her age, and the widow's husband will be the orphan's father. [ F. Quarles ]