No cross, no crown. [ Quarles ]
Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest. [ President Garfield's Epitaph ]
The crown of creation. [ Herder ]
With roses musky-breathed,
And drooping daffodilly.
And silver-leaved lily,
And ivy darkly-wreathed,
I wove a crown before her.
For her I love so dearly. [ Tennyson ]
Death is the crown of life. [ Young ]
Sweet sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown!
Sweet sleep, angel mild,
Hover over my happy child. [ William Blake ]
Modest humility is beauty's crown. [ Schiller ]
Obedience is the Christian's crown. [ Schiller ]
A crown is no cure for the headache. [ Proverb ]
It comes -- the beautiful, the free,
The crown of all humanity -
In silence and alone
To seek the elected one. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve.
And press with vigor on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal.
And an immortal crown. [ Philip Doddridge ]
Bear the burden of the present,
Let the morrow bear its own;
If the morning sky be pleasant.
Why the coming night bemoan?
Holy strivings nerve and strengthen,
Long endurance wins the crown;
When the evening shadows lengthen,
Thou shalt lay the burden down. [ Thomas Mackellar ]
The royal crown cures not the headache. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
He that has no cross deserves no crown. [ Quarles ]
Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss. [ Milton ]
Golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns. [ Milton ]
Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains;
They crown'd him long ago
On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds,
With a diadem of snow. [ Byron ]
Content's a kingdom, and I wear that crown. [ Heywood ]
Our dearest hopes in pangs are born,
The kingliest Kings are crown'd with thorn. [ Gerald Massey, The Kingliest Kings ]
The way to bliss lies not on beds of down,
And he that had no cross deserves no crown. [ Quarles ]
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 ]
My, crown is in my heart, not on my head;
Not deck'd with diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to be seen : my crown is call'd content;
A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. [ Shakespeare ]
A song to the oak, the brave old oak,
Who hath ruled in the greenwood long;
Here's health and renown to his broad,
green crown, And his fifty arms so strong.
There's fear in his frown when the goes down,
And the fire in the West fades out;
And he showeth his might on a wild midnight,
When the storms through his branches shout. [ H. F. Chorley ]
Youth dreams a bliss on this side death.
It dreams a rest, if not more deep.
More grateful than this marble sleep;
It hears a voice within it tell:
Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well.
'Tis all perhaps which man acquires,
But 'tis not what our youth desires. [ Matthew Arnold ]
Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend,
And round his dwelling guardian saints attend. [ Goldsmith ]
Gold! gold! in all ages the curse of mankind,
Thy fetters are forged for the soul and the mind.
The limbs may be free as the wings of a bird.
And the mind be the slave of a look and a word.
To gain thee men barter eternity's crown,
Yield honour, affection, and lasting renown. [ Park Benjamin ]
Why is the hearse with scutcheons blazon'd round,
And with the nodding plume of ostrich crown'd?
No: the dead know it not, nor profit gain;
It only serves to prove the living vain. [ Gay ]
Great actions crown themselves with lasting bays;
Who well deserves needs not another's praise. [ Heath ]
From the crown of our head to the sole of our foot. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]
Contentment gives a crown where fortune hath denied it. [ Ford ]
A man is a man though he have never a cap to his crown. [ Proverb ]
Better give a shilling than lend and loose half a crown. [ Proverb ]
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
A crown in pocket does you more credit than an angel spent. [ Proverb ]
From the spear a crown, (i.e. honour for military exploits). [ Motto ]
Every noble crown is, and on earth will ever be, a crown of thorns. [ Carlyle ]
To gain a crown by fighting for it is great; to reject it is divine. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below. [ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves ]
Ambition thinks no face so beautiful as that which looks from under a crown. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. [ William Penn ]
The hoary head is a crown of glory if it be found in the way of righteousness. [ Bible ]
I will give you a crown a-piece for your lies, if you will let me have them all. [ Proverb ]
They had finished her own crown in glory, and she couldn't stay away from the coronation. [ Gray ]
An emperor in his nightcap will not meet with half the respect of an emperor with a crown. [ Goldsmith ]
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 ]
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy. [ Bancroft ]
The man who has taken one wife deserves a crown of patience; the man who has taken two deserves two crowns of folly. [ Proverb ]
All's well that ends well, still the finis is the crown.(Latin finis coronat opus, to crown, to finish or mahe perfect.) [ William Shakespeare, King Henry VI. Part 2. Act V ]
Paradise is open to all kind hearts. God welcomes whoever has dried tears, either under the crown of the martyrs, or under wreaths of flowers. [ Beranger ]
After the sleep of death we are to gather up our forces again with the incalculable results of this life, a crown of shame or glory upon our heads, and begin again on a new level of progress. [ Hugh R. Haweis ]
But the grave is not deep; it is the shining tread of an angel that seeks us. When the unknown hand throws the fatal dart at the end of man, then boweth he his head and the dart only lifts the crown of thorns from his wounds. [ Richter ]
Processions, cavalcades, and all that fund of gay frippery, furnished out by tailors, barbers, and tire-women, mechanically influence the mind into veneration; an emperor in his nightcap would not meet with half the respect of an emperor with a crown. [ Goldsmith ]
From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot he is all mirth; he has twice or thrice cut Cupid's bowstring, and the little hangman dare not shoot at him: he hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper; for what his heart thinks his tongue speaks. [ William Shakespeare ]
Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. [ William Shakespeare ]
The reputation of generosity is to be purchased pretty cheap; it does not depend so much upon a man's general expense, as it does upon his giving handsomely where it is proper to give at all. A man, for instance, who should give a servant four shillings would pass for covetous, while he who gave him a crown would be reckoned generous; so that the difference of those two opposite characters turns upon one shilling. [ Chesterfield ]
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment placing its victim naked on a bed of briars and bristles, thinly covered with rose-leaves, adorning his brow with a crown of gold, which burns into his brain; teasing, and fretting, and riddling him through and through with incessant discharges of hot shot from a masked battery; laying bare the most sensitive and shrinking nerves of his mind, and then blandly touching them with ice, or smilingly pricking them with needles. [ E. P. Whipple ]