My garden is a forest ledge
Which older forests bound;
The banks slope down to the blue lake edge,
Then plunge to depths profound! [ Emerson ]
Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths;
Love laps his wings on either side the heart
Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts,
So that they pass not to the shrine of sound. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Love lieth deep; love dwells not in lip-depths. [ Tennyson ]
How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air.
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene heaven:
In full-orb'd glory yonder moon divine
Rolls through the dark blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night! [ Southey ]
There are depths in the soul which are deeper than hell. [ Platen ]
There's a charm in delivery, a magical art,
That thrills like a kiss from the lip to the heart;
It is the glance - the expression - the well-chosen word -
By whose magic the depths of the spirit are stirred.
The lip's soft persuasion - its musical tone:
Oh! such were the charms of that eloquent one! [ Mrs. Welby ]
My heart resembles the ocean; has storm, and ebb, and flow;
And many a beautiful pearl
Lies hid in its depths below. [ Heine ]
We only see clearly when we have reached the depths of woe. [ Ouida ]
An empty human heart is an abyss earth's depths cannot match. [ Anne C. Lynch ]
How many wells of science there are in whose depths there is nothing but clear water! [ J. Petit-Senn ]
The more one endeavors to sound the depths of his ignorance the deeper the chasm appears. [ A. Bronson Alcott ]
There must be hearts which know the depths of our being, and swear by us, even when the whole world forsakes us. [ Gutzkow ]
That grief is the most durable which flows inward, and buries its streams with its fountain, in the depths of the heart. [ Jane Porter ]
Ah! the youngest heart has the same waves within it as the oldest, but without the plummet which can measure their depths. [ Richter ]
Sympathetic people are often uncommunicative about themselves; they give back reflected images which hide their own depths. [ George Eliot ]
We esteem in the world those who do not merit our esteem, and neglect persons of true worth; but the world is like the ocean - the pearl is in its depths, the seaweed swims. [ G. P. Morris ]
Most men take least notice of what is plain, as if that was of no use; but puzzle their thoughts to be themselves in those vast depths and abysses which no human understanding can fathom. [ Bishop Sherlock ]
It is much easier to meet with error than to find truth; error is on the surface, and can be more easily met with; truth is hid in great depths, the way to seek does not appear to all the world. [ Goethe ]
There are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity. [ Addison ]
The deep mellow voice of the waves of the mighty deep is full of mystery and awe; and the ocean moaning over the dead it holds in its bosom, lulls them to unbroken slumbers in the chambers of its unfathomable depths. [ Haliburton ]
Every woman carries in the depths of her soul a mysterious weapon, instinct - that virgin instinct, incorruptible, which requires her neither to learn, to reason, nor to know, which binds the strong will of man, dominates his sovereign reason, and pales our little scientific tapers.
The works of nature and the works of revelation display religion to mankind in characters so large and visible that those who are not quite blind may in them see and read the first principles and most necessary parts of it, and from thence penetrate into those infinite depths filled with the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. [ Locke ]
Surely you will not calculate any essential difference from mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over brackish depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace. You know that the bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and how many blithe hearts dance under coarse wool! [ Chapin ]
Beauty is an all-pervading presence. It unfolds to the numberless flowers of the spring; it waves in the branches of the trees and the green blades of grass; it haunts the depths of the earth and the sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. And not only these minute objects, but the ocean, the mountains, the clouds, the heavens, the stars, the rising and setting sun, all overflow with beauty. [ Channing ]
How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible! From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half-sound, a half-whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of earth and all created things, in the great miracle of nature, decay and reproduction, ever beginning, never ending, - the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Love is the river of life in this world. Think not that ye know it who stand at the little tinkling rill, the first small fountain. Not until you have gone through the rocky gorges, and not lost the stream; not until you have gone through the meadow, and the stream has widened and deepened until fleets could ride on its bosom; not until beyond the meadow you have come to the unfathomable ocean, and poured your treasures into its depths - not until then can you know what love is. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]