Definition of eye

"eye" in the noun sense

1. eye, oculus, optic

the organ of sight

2. eye

good discernment (either visually or as if visually

"she has an eye for fresh talent"

"he has an artist's eye"

3. eye

attention to what is seen

"he tried to catch her eye"

4. center, centre, middle, heart, eye

an area that is approximately central within some larger region

"it is in the center of town"

"they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"

"they were in the eye of the storm"

5. eye

a small hole or loop (as in a needle

"the thread wouldn't go through the eye"

"eye" in the verb sense

1. eye, eyeball

look at

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Quotations for eye

Order, thou eye of action. [ Aaron Hill ]

An old ape hath an old eye. [ Proverb ]

The eye will have his part. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

What the eye does not admire,
The heart does not desire. [ Proverb ]

Love makes a good eye squint. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

A gray eye is a sly eye,
And roguish is a brown eye,-
Turn full upon me thy eye,-
Ah, how its wavelets drown one!
A blue eye is a true eye;
Mysterious is a dark one,
Which flashes like a spark-sun!
A black eye is the best one. [ W. R. Alger ]

We wander there, we wander here,
We eye the rose upon the brier,
Unmindful that the thorn is near,
Amang the leaves. [ Burns ]

In the forehead and the eye,
The lecture of the mind does lie. [ Proverb ]

The eye is bigger than the belly. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The eye is the pearl of the face. [ Proverb ]

The eye of day hath oped its lids. [ William Shakespeare ]

I never saw an eye so bright,
And yet so soft as hers;
It sometimes swam in liquid light.
And sometimes swam in tears;
It seemed a beauty set apart
For softness and for signs. [ Mrs. Welby ]

Put thou thy trust in God;
In duty's path go on;
Fix on His word thy steadfast eye;
So shall thy work be done. [ Martin Luther ]

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. [ Cervantes ]

The hearing ear and the seeing eye. [ Bible ]

Unthread the rude eye of rebellion. [ William Shakespeare ]

Imagination is the eye of the soul. [ Joubert ]

So bright the tear in Beauty's eye.
Love half regrets to kiss it dry. [ Byron ]

Life lies most open in a closed eye. [ Quarles ]

Hail mildly, pleasing solitude.
Companion of the wise and good,
But from whose holy, piercing eye,
The herds of fools and villains fly;
Oh! how I love with thee to walk,
And listen to thy whispered talk,
Which innocence and truth imparts,
And meets the most obdurate hearts. [ Thomson ]

The master's eye makes the horse fat. [ Proverb ]

Faults are beauties in a lover's eye. [ Theocritus ]

In woman's eye the unanswerable tear. [ Byron ]

The dew-drop in the breeze of morn,
Trembling and sparkling on the thorn.
Falls to the ground, escapes the eye,
Yet mounts on sunbeams to the sky. [ Montgomery ]

All looks yellow to the jaundiced eye. [ Pope ]

The eye is the messenger of the heart.

The blushing cheek speaks modest mind.
The lips befitting words most kind,
The eye does tempt to love's desire,
And seems to say 'tis Cupid's fire. [ Harrington ]

War and physic are governed by the eye. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

A small hurt in the eye is a great one. [ Proverb ]

Never rub your eye but with your elbow. [ Proverb ]

Jest not with the eye or with religion. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Self-Jove is a mote in every man's eye. [ Proverb ]

Stabbed with a white wench's black eye. [ William Shakespeare ]

Hell trembles at a heaven-directed eye. [ Bishop Ken ]

To contemplation's sober eye.
Such is the race of man;
And they that creep, and they that fly.
Shall end where they began.
Alike the busy and the gay,
But flutter through life's little day. [ Gray ]

And to his eye
There was but one beloved face on earth
And that was shining on him. [ Byron ]

A friend's eye is a good looking-glass. [ Gaelic Proverb ]

Diffidence is the right eye of prudence. [ Proverb ]

His eye was blue and calm, as is the sky
In the serenest noon. [ Willis ]

True happiness never entered at an eye;
True happiness resides in things unseen. [ Young ]

The eye sees not itself
But by reflection, by some other things. [ William Shakespeare ]

Tears are the noble language of the eye. [ Robert Herrick ]

The harvest of a quiet eye,
That broods and sleeps on his own heart. [ Wordsworth ]

Wit, - the pupil of the soul's clear eye. [ Sir John Davies ]

The harebells nod as she passes by,
The violet lifts its tender eye.
The ferns bend her steps to greet.
And the mosses creep to her dancing feet; [ Julia C. R. Dorr, Over The Wall ]

Her angel's face,
As the great eye of heaven shined bright,
And made a sunshine in the shady place. [ Spenser ]

The eye and religion can bear no jesting. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

What the eye sees not the heart rues not. [ Proverb ]

Oh! never breathe a dead one's name,
When those who loved that one are nigh;
It pours a lava through the frame
That chokes the breast and fills the eye. [ Eliza Cook ]

Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
Than twenty of their swords. [ William Shakespeare ]

A merrier man,
Within the limit of becoming mirth,
I never spent an hour's talk withal,
His eye begets occasion for his wit;
For every object that the one doth catch,
The other turns to a mirth-moving jest. [ William Shakespeare ]

The watchful mother tarries nigh,
Though sleep has clos'd her infant's eye. [ Keble ]

O Thou, whose certain eye foresees
The fixed event of fate's remote decrees. [ Homer ]

An eye like Mars, to threaten or command. [ William Shakespeare ]

Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states. [ Guicciardini ]

Europe's eye is fixed on mighty things,
The fall of empires and the fate of kings. [ Burns ]

True love, like the eye, can bear no flaw. [ Lavater ]

They say that love hath not an eye at all. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Sc.4 ]

When Fortune means to men most good,
She looks upon them with a threatening eye. [ William Shakespeare ]

He who has but one eye is always wiping it. [ Proverb ]

His eye is upon every hour of my existence. [ Chalmers ]

No eye to watch, and no tongue to wound us,
All earth forgot, and all heaven around us. [ Moore ]

Wisdom views with an indifferent eye
All finite joys, all blessings born to die. [ Hannah More ]

'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call,
But the joint force and full result of all. [ Pope ]

Hard toil can roughen form and face,
And want can quench the eye's bright grace. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

A wife is not to be chosen by the eye only. [ Proverb ]

The present eye praises the present object. [ William Shakespeare ]

The glorious sun
Stays in his course and plays the alchemist,
Turning with splendor of his precious eye
The meager cloddy earth to glittering gold. [ William Shakespeare ]

Beauty's choicest mirror is an admiring eye. [ J. L. Basford ]

Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye. [ Shakespeare ]

Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye,
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky. [ Smollett ]

My right eye itches, some good luck is near. [ Dryden ]

What the eye sees need not to be guessed at. [ Proverb ]

Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye. [ William Shakespeare ]

Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. [ William Shakespeare ]

Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies,
And catch the manners living as they rise. [ Pope ]

The eye sees what it brings the power to see. [ Carlyle ]

What, is the jay more precious than the lark,
Because his feathers are more beautiful?
Or is the adder better than the eel,
Because his painted skin contents the eye? [ William Shakespeare ]

What's a fine person, or a beauteous face,
Unless deportment gives them decent grace?
Blessed with all other requisites to please.
Some want the striking elegance of ease;
The curious eye their awkward movement tires:
They seem like puppets led about by wires. [ Churchill ]

One eye-witness is better than ten hear-says. [ Proverb ]

We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
Our trust far more than ten ear witnesses. [ Herrick ]

Within her tender eye
The heaven of April, with its changing light. [ Longfellow ]

Upon her face there was the tint of grief,
The settled shadow of an inward strife,
And an unquiet drooping of the eye.
As if its lid were charged with unshed tears. [ Byron ]

When fiction rises pleasing to the eye,
Men will believe, because they love the lie;
But truth herself, if clouded with a frown,
Must have some solemn proof to pass her down. [ Churchill ]

When the searching eye of heaven is hid
Behind the globe, and lights the lower world,
Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen,
In murthers and in outrage boldly here. [ William Shakespeare ]

Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining.
Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day,
Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining,
Buds that open only to decay. [ Longfellow ]

Around her shone
The nameless charms unmark'd by her alone.
The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face.
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul. [ Byron ]

See the enfranchised bird, who wildly springs,
With a keen sparkle in his glowing eye
And a strong effort in his quivering wings,
Up to the blue vault of the happy sky. [ Mrs. Norton ]

I prize the soul that slumbers in a quiet eye. [ Eliza Cook ]

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre over a slumbering world.
Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound!
Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds;
Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse
Of life stood still, and nature made a pause;
An awful pause! prophetic of her end. [ Young ]

Night is fair virtue's immemorial friend;
The conscious moon, through every distant age.
Has held a lamp to wisdom, and let fall
On contemplation's eye her purging ray. [ Young ]

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love. [ Milton ]

Bent over her babe, her eye dissolved in dew;
The big drops, mingling with the milk he drew. [ John Langhorne ]

Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows,
Which show like grief itself, but are not so:
For sorrow's eye glazed with blinding tears,
Divides one thing entire to many objects. [ William Shakespeare ]

Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. [ Proverb ]

What the eye don't see, the heart don't grieve. [ Proverb ]

The master's eye does more than both his hands. [ German Proverb ]

The heart's hushed secret in the soft dark eye. [ L. E. Landon ]

That inward eye which is the bliss of solitude. [ Wordsworth ]

For man loves knowledge, and the beams of truth
More welcome touch his understanding's eye,
Than all the blandishments of sound his ear,
Than all of taste his tongue. [ Akenside ]

With a smile on her lips, and a tear in her eye. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip.
Nay, her foot speaks. [ William Shakespeare ]

Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]

Many see more with one eye than others with two. [ German Proverb ]

Unhappy he! who from the first of joys.
Society, cut off, is left alone
Amid this world of death. Day after day.
Sad on the jutting eminence he sits,
And views the main that ever toils below;
Still fondly forming in the farthest verge,
Where the round ether mixes with the wave.
Ships, dim-discovered, dropping from the clouds;
At evening, to the setting sun he turns
A mournful eye, and down his dying heart
Sinks helpless. [ Thomson ]

When the devil prays, he has a booty in his eye. [ Proverb ]

It is easier to miss, than to hit a needle's eye. [ Proverb ]

A wanton eye is a messenger of an unchaste heart. [ St. Augustine ]

His eloquence is classic in its style,
Not brilliant with explosive coruscations
Of heterogeneous thoughts, at random caught.
And scattered like a shower of shooting stars,
That end in darkness: no; - his noble mind
Is clear, and full, and stately, and serene.
His earnest and undazzled eye he keeps
Fixed on the sun of Truth, and breathes his words
As easily as eagles cleave the air,
And never pauses till the height is won;
And all who listen follow where he leads. [ Mrs. Hale ]

Look through a keyhole, and your eye will be sore. [ Proverb ]

Her eye in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright.
That birds would sing, and think it were not night. [ William Shakespeare ]

He that hath but one eye must be afraid to lose it. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Diseases of the eye are to be cured with the elbow. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The eye that sees all things else, sees not itself. [ Proverb ]

As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul! [ Sophocles ]

He that has but one eye had need look well to that. [ Proverb ]

One eye-witness is of more weight than ten hearsays. [ Plautus ]

One eye of the master does more than both his hands. [ Proverb ]

He led on; but thoughts
Seem'd gathering round which troubled him. The veins
Grew visible upon his swarthy brow,
And his proud lip was press'd as if with pain.
He trod less firmly; and his restless eye
Glanc'd forward frequently, as if some ill
He dared not meet were there. [ Willis ]

It is easier to fill a glutton's belly than his eye. [ Proverb ]

Religion, credit, and the eye are not to be touched. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Even beauty may present a prism wearying to the eye. [ Prince de Ligne ]

Her eye (I am very fond of handsome eyes).
Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire
Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise
Flashed an expression more of pride than ire,
And love than either; and there would arise,
A something in them which was not desire,
But would have been, perhaps, but for the soul,
Which struggled through and chastened down the whole. [ Byron ]

Locked up from mortal eye in shady leaves of destiny. [ Crashaw ]

The eye strays not while under the guidance of reason. [ Publius Syrus ]

As fit as a thump with a stone in an apothecary's eye. [ Proverb ]

Nothing but a handful of dust will fill the eye of man. [ Arab. Proverb ]

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven,
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. [ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ]

Let every eye negotiate for itself, and trust no agent. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love looketh from the eye, and kindleth love by looking. [ Tupper ]

Around her shone The light of love, the purity of grace.
The mind, the music breathing from her face;
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole;
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul! [ Byron ]

Beyond is all abyss, eternity, whose end no eye can reach. [ Milton ]

If we could but paint with the hand as we see with the eye! [ Balzac ]

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance. [ R. B. Sheridan ]

The master's eye fattens the horse and his foot the ground. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. [ Franklin ]

The eye of Paul Pry often finds more than he wished to find. [ Lessing ]

Her eye in silence hath a speech which eye best understands. [ Southwell ]

There are rhymes which speak to the eye, and not to the ear. [ J. Cauvin ]

He best restrains anger who remembers God's eye is upon him. [ Plato ]

One eye of the master's sees more than ten of the servant's. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Never suffer the prejudice of the eye to determine the heart. [ Zimmermann ]

The rich widow cries with one eye, and laughs with the other. [ Proverb ]

Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named not good. [ Milton ]

She has an eye that could speak, though her tongue were silent. [ Aaron Hill ]

A monster horrible, misshapen, huge, and bereft of his one eye. [ Virgil, of Polyphemus ]

Who has a daring eye tells downright truths and downright lies. [ Lava ter ]

It is but a small matter to be good in the eye of the law only. [ Seneca ]

He that has but one eye, is a prince among those that have none. [ Proverb ]

What an eye she has! methinks it sounds a parley of provocation. [ William Shakespeare ]

Faster than his tongue did make offense, his eye did heal it up. [ William Shakespeare ]

The error of our eye directs our mind: What error leads must err. [ William Shakespeare ]

To know man, borrow the ear of the blind and the eye of the deaf. [ Lavater ]

A woman's character is as delicate as her eye; it can bear no flaw. [ G. A. Sala ]

Hard unkindness' altered eye. That mocks the tear it forced to flow. [ Gray ]

The curious questioning eye, that plucks the heart of every mystery. [ Grenville Mellen ]

Surgeons must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand. [ Proverb ]

In the recognition of beauty, the eye takes the most delight in color. [ Addison ]

Infatuation is the language of a beautiful eye upon a sensitive heart. [ Joseph Bartlett ]

Where is any author in the world teaches such beauty as a woman's eye? [ William Shakespeare ]

Death and the sun are two things not to be looked on with a steady eye. [ Proverb ]

Seeing is believing (he who sees with the eye believes with the heart). [ Italian Proverb ]

His face was of that doubtful kind, That wins the eye but not the mind. [ Scott ]

The pen is the tongue of the hand; a silent utterer of words for the eye. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

His eyebrow dark, and eye of fire, showed spirit proud, and prompt to ire. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

And gazed around them to the left and right With the prophetic eye of appetite. [ Byron ]

They whose guilt within their bosoms lie imagine every eye beholds their blame. [ William Shakespeare ]

A mariner must have his eye upon rocks and sands as well as upon the north star. [ Proverb ]

When the eye sees what it never saw, the heart will think what it never thought. [ Proverb ]

A lamp is lit in woman's eye, that souls, else lost on earth, remember angels by. [ N. P. Willis ]

Expression alone can invest beauty with supreme and lasting command over the eye. [ Fuseli ]

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by. [ Goldsmith ]

Let nothing foul to either eye or ear reach those doors within which dwells a boy. [ Juvenal ]

All objects are as windows through which the philosophic eye looks into infinitude. [ Carlyle ]

For it is certain to the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant. [ Carlyle ]

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least. [ Horace ]

All seems infected that the infected spy, and all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye. [ Pope ]

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. [ Addison ]

Love is not blind; it is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. [ J. M. Barrie ]

A withered hermit, fivescore winters worn, might shake off fifty, looking in her eye. [ William Shakespeare ]

Beauty intoxicates the eye, as wine does the body; both are morally fatal if indulged. [ J. G. Saxe ]

The imagination is the secret and harrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Heart-chilling superstition! thou canst glaze even Pity's eye with her own frozen tear. [ Coleridge ]

Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul. [ Carlyle ]

It is sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. [ Byron ]

There is small difference (to the eye of the world) in being Naught, and being thought so. [ Proverb ]

Art, not less eloquently than literature, teaches her children to venerate the single eye. [ Willmott ]

Reason will by degrees submit to absurdity, as the eye is in time accommodated to darkness. [ Dr. Johnson ]

The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye. [ Emerson ]

The heroic heart, the seeing eye, of the first times, still feels and sees in us of the latest. [ Carlyle ]

Don't tell me of deception; a lie is a lie, whether it be a lie to the eye, or a lie to the ear. [ Dr. Samuel Johnson ]

The upright, if he suffer calumny to move him, fears the tongue of man more than the eye of God. [ Colton ]

Thy eye can make the world dark or bright for thee; as thou look'st on it, it will weep or laugh. [ Rückert ]

A man of maxims only is like a Cyclops with one eye, and that eye placed in the back of his head. [ Coleridge ]

Truth is always present: it only needs to lift the iron lids of the minds eye to read its oracles. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Like other plants, virtue will not grow unless its root be hidden, buried from the eye of the sun. [ Carlyle ]

The bigot is like the pupil of the eye, the more light you put upon it, the more it will contract. [ O. W. Holmes ]

You may not, cannot, appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye, and a cat may gaze upon a king. [ Theodore Parker ]

Whatever things injure your eye you are anxious to remove; but things which affect your mind you defer. [ Horace ]

A beautiful woman pleases the eye, a good woman pleases the heart: one is a jewel, the other a treasure. [ Napoleon I ]

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy. [ Bovee ]

Take thou the beam out of thine own eye; then shalt thou see clearly to take the mote out of thy brother's. [ Jesus ]

The eye that gazes upon the sun sees not the orb it looks upon, confounded by the excess of its brightness. [ Metastasio ]

Friendship closes its eye rather than see the moon eclipsed; while malice denies that it is ever at the full. [ J. C. Hare ]

Keep but ever looking, whether with the body's eye or the mind's, and you will soon find something to look on. [ Robert Browning ]

Half-uttered praise is to the curious mind, as to the eye half-veiled beauty is, more precious than the whole. [ Joanna Baillie ]

Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? [ Bible ]

The eye is the inlet to the soul, and it is well to beware of him whose visual organs avoid your honest regard. [ Hosea Ballou ]

The years write their records on men's hearts as they do on trees: inner circles of growth which no eye can see. [ Saxe Holm ]

It is pleasant to enjoy good fortune with one's friends; but if any ill befall, a friend's kind eye beams comfort. [ Euripides ]

The astrologer who spells, the stars, mistakes his globes, and in her bright eye interprets heaven's physiognomies. [ John Cleaveland ]

In the eye of that Supreme Being to whom our whole internal frame is uncovered, dispositions hold the place of actions. [ Blair ]

There are men whose tongues are more eloquent than those of women, but no man possesses the eloquence of a woman's eye. [ C. Weber ]

How different is the ready hand, tearful eye, and soothing voice, from the ostentatious appearance which is called pity! [ Jane Porter ]

First cast the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. [ Jesus ]

There is nothing which one regards so much with an eye of mirth and pity as innocence when it has in it a dash of folly. [ Addison ]

There is a lore simple and sure, that asks no discipline of weary years - the language of the soul, told through the eye. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]

Love sees what no eye sees; hears what no ear hears; and what never rose in the heart of man love prepares for its object. [ Lavater ]

True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. [ South ]

And in his lap a masse of coyne he told And turned upside down, to feede his eye And covetous desire with his huge treasury. [ Spenser ]

The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blenches, the thought that never wanders - these are the masters of victory. [ Burke ]

He who seldom thinks of heaven is not likely to get thither; as the only way to hit the mark is to keep the eye fixed upon it. [ Bishop Horne ]

There is no secrecy comparable to celerity; like the motion of a bullet in the air, it flies so swift that it outruns the eye. [ Bacon ]

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye, that we may always advance towards it. though we know it can never be reached. [ Dr. Johnson ]

These evils I deserve, yet despair not of His final pardon whose ear is ever open and his eye gracious to readmit the supplicant. [ Milton ]

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. [ Georges Sand ]

Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way, from the eye, through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost! [ Lessing ]

The old prose writers wrote as if they were speaking to an audience; while, among us, prose is invariably written for the eye alone. [ Niebuhr ]

We pass by common objects or persons without noticing them; but the keen eye detects and notes types everywhere and among all classes. [ Thackeray ]

When pleasure, like the midnight flower that scorns the eye of vulgar light, begins to bloom for sons of night and maids who love the moon. [ Moore ]

Love is like the painter, who, being to draw the picture of a friend having a blemish in one eye, would picture only the other side of his face. [ South ]

We know there oft is found an avarice in grief; and the war eye of sorrow loves to gaze upon its secret hoard of treasured woes, and pine in solitude. [ William Mason ]

I am tired of looking on what is, One might as well see beauty never more. As look upon it with an empty eye. I would this world were over. I am tired. [ Bailey ]

Wine maketh the hand quivering, the eye watery, the night unquiet, lewd dreams, a stinking breath in the morning, and an utter forgetfulness of all things. [ Pliny ]

Had he not long read the heart's hushed secret in the soft, dark eye, lighted at his approach, and on the cheek, coloring all crimson at his lightest look? [ L. E. Landon ]

O, the eye's light is a noble gift of heaven! All beings live from light; each fair created thing. The very plants turn with a joyful transport to the light. [ Schiller ]

I dislike an eye that twinkles like a star. Those only are beautiful which, like the planets, have a steady, lambent light - are luminous, but not sparkling. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

These men (chronic fault-finders) should consider that it is their envy which deforms everything, and that the ugliness is not in the object, but in the eye. [ Steele ]

Were not the eye made to receive the rays of the sun, it could not behold the sun; if the peculiar power of God lay not in us, how could the godlike charm us? [ Goethe ]

The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

Those who, from the desire of our perfection, have the keenest eye for our faults generally compensate for it by taking a higher view of our merits than we deserve. [ J. F. Boyes ]

Many are not able to suffer and endure prosperity; it is like the light of the sun to a weak eye, - glorious indeed in itself, but not proportioned to such an instrument. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens. When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy, and sometimes asquint. [ Emerson ]

The intellect of man sits enthroned visibly upon his forehead and in his eye, and the heart of man is written on his countenance; but the soul reveals itself in the voice only. [ Longfellow ]

Oratory may be symbolized by a warrior's eye, flashing from under a philosopher's brow. But why a warrior's eye rather than a poet's? Because in oratory the will must predominate. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]

People forget that it is the eye which makes the horizon, and the rounding mind's eye which makes this or that man a type or representative of humanity with the name of hero or saint. [ Emerson ]

One (poem) courts the shade; another, not afraid of the critic's keen eye, chooses to be seen in a strong light; the one pleases but once, the other will still please if ten times repeated. [ Horace ]

Samuel Gardner was blind in one eye and in a moment of confusion he stepped out of a receiving and discharging door in one of the warehouses into the ineffable glories of the celestial sphere. [ Epitaph ]

Why was the sight to such a tender ball as the eye confined, so obvious and so easy to be quenched, and not, as feeling, through all parts diffused, that she might look at will through every pore? [ Milton ]

The strong man is the wise man; the man with the gift of method, of faithfulness, of valour; who has insight into what is what, into what will follow out of what, the eye to see and the hand to do. [ Carlyle ]

It is with books as with women, where a certain plainness of manner and of dress is more engaging than that glare of paint and airs and apparel which may dazzle the eye, but reaches not the affections. [ Hume ]

A woman with a hazel eye never elopes from her husband, never chats scandal, never finds fault, never talks too much nor too little - always is an entertaining, intellectual, agreeable and lovely creature. [ Frederic Saunders ]

Be neither too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it, nor too precisely in it; what custom hath civilized is become decent, till then ridiculous; where the eye is the jury thy apparel is the evidence. [ Quarles ]

Delusive ideas are the motives of the greatest part of mankind, and a heated imagination the power by which their actions are incited. The world in the eye of a philosopher may be said to be a large madhouse. [ Mackenzie ]

There is always the possibility of beauty where there is an unsealed human eye; of music where there is an unstopped human ear; and of inspiration where there is a receptive human spirit, a spirit standing before. [ C. H. Parkhurst ]

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. Holmes disposed of a bigot at once, when he compared his mind to the pupil of the eye - the more light you let into it the more it contracts. [ Whipple ]

Humour has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. He who wants it, be his other gifts what they may, has only half a mind; an eye for what is above him, not for what is about him or below him. [ Carlyle ]

If wealth come, beware of him, the smooth, false friend! There is treachery in his proffered hand; his tongue is eloquent to tempt; lust of many harms is lurking in his eye; he hath a hollow heart; use him cautiously. [ Tupper ]

Thou tell'st me there is murder in my eye: 'tis pretty, sure, and very probable that eyes - that are the frailest and softest things, who shut their coward gates on atomies - should be called tyrants, butchers, murderers! [ William Shakespeare ]

Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy - its figures, its trees, or its palaces, - without a spot. [ Willmott ]

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess. [ William Shakespeare ]

What a curious workmanship is that of the eye, which is in the body, as the sun in the world; set in the head as in a watch-tower, having the softest nerves for receiving the greater multitude of spirits necessary for the act of vision! [ Charnock ]

All men who have sense and feeling are being continually helped; they are taught by every person they meet, and enriched by everything that falls in their way. The greatest is he who has been oftenest aided. Originality is the observing eye. [ Ruskin ]

The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only; good-breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart, and act a part of continued restraint, while nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented. [ Addison ]

Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So a man sometimes covers up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and quenches transcendent glories with a little shining dust. [ Chapin ]

Who can describe the transports of a heart truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration? [ Fordyce ]

Every man, within that inconsiderable figure of his, contains a whole spirit-kingdom and reflex of the All; and, though to the eye but some six standard feet in size, reaches downwards and upwards, unsurveyable, fading into the regions of immensity and eternity. [ Carlyle ]

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. [ Voltaire ]

That fine part of our construction, the eye, seems as much the receptacle and seat of our passions as the mind itself; and at least it is the outward portal to introduce them to the house within, or rather the common thoroughfare to let our affections pass in and out. [ Addison ]

Reading without purpose is sauntering, not exercise. More is got from one book on which the thought settles for a definite end in knowledge, than from libraries skimmed over by a wandering eye. A cottage flower gives honey to the bee, a king's garden none to the butterfly. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

The eye is continually influenced by what it cannot detect; nay, it is not going too far to say that it is most influenced by what it detects least. Let the painter define, if he can, the variations of lines on which depend the change of expression in the human countenance. [ Ruskin ]

The eye observes only what the mind, the heart, and the imagination are gifted to see: and sight must be reinforced by insight before souls can be discerned as well as manners, ideas as well as objects, realities and relations as well as appearances and accidental connections. [ Whipple ]

The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream. [ Tuckerman ]

None but those who have loved can be supposed to understand the oratory of the eye, the mute eloquence of a look, or the conversational powers of the face. Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances. [ Bovee ]

Resistance ought never to be thought of but when an utter subversion of the laws of the realm threatens the whole frame of our constitution, and no redress can otherwise be hoped for. It therefore does, and ought for ever, to stand in the eye and letter of the law as the highest offence. [ Walpole ]

The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye; the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. The animals look for man's intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye. [ Hiram Powers ]

Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is not a seventh sense, but is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles. [ W. P. Scargill ]

In the hour of distress and misery, the eye of every mortal turns to friendship; in the hour of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? My friend. [ W. S. Landor ]

A prolific source of obscurity is ambiguous arrangement. A member of the Savage Club, so runs the story, was one day standing on the steps of the club house. A messenger stopped and inquired: Does a gentleman belong to your club with one eye named Walker? I don't know, was the answer, what was the name of his other eye? [ Sir J. F. Stephen, The Art of Authorship, 1891 ]

Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune. [ Rev. T. Adams ]

It is wonderful indeed to consider how many objects the eye is fitted to take in at once, and successively in an instant, and at the same time to make a judgment of their position, figure, and color. It watches against our dangers, guides our steps, and lets in all the visible objects, whose beauty and variety instruct and delight. [ Steele ]

What we call genius may, perhaps, in more strict propriety, be described as the spirit of discovery. Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought. It is always in advance of its time. It is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes. For this reason it is called a seer, and hence its songs have been prophecies. [ Simms ]

Nature, at all events, humanly speaking, is manifestly very fond of color; for she has made nothing without it. Her skies are blue; her fields, green; her waters vary with her skies; her animals, vegetables, minerals, are all colored. She paints a great many of them in apparently superfluous hues, as if to show the dullest eye how she loves color. [ Leigh Hunt ]

The clear conception, outrunning the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the dauntless spirit, speaking on the tongue, beaming from the eye, informing every feature, and urging the whole man onward, right onward, to his object - this is eloquence, or rather it is something greater and higher than all eloquence - it is action, noble, sublime, godlike action. [ Webster ]

Whatever of goodness emanates from the soul, gathers its soft halo in the eyes; and if the heart be a lurking place of crime, the eyes are sure to betray the secret. A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction assent, an enraged eye makes beauty a deformity; so you see, forsooth, the little organ plays no inconsiderable, if not a dominant, part. [ Frederick Saunders ]

A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself. [ Joseph Addison ]

The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result, [ John Mason Good ]

If the eye were so acute as to rival the finest microscope, and to discern the smallest hair upon the leg of a gnat, it would be a curse, and not a blessing to us; it would make all things appear rugged and deformed; the most finely polished crystal would be uneven and rough; the sight of our own selves would affright us; the smoothest skin would be beset all over with rugged scales and bristly hair. [ Bentley ]

Art, not less eloquently than literature, teaches her children to venerate the single eye. Remember Matsys. His representations of miser-life are breathing. A forfeited bond twinkles in the hard smile. But follow him to an altar-piece. His Apostle has caught a stray tint from his usurer. Features of exquisite beauty are seen and loved; but the old nature of avarice frets under the glow of devotion. Pathos staggers on the edge of farce. [ Willmott ]

Pride looks back upon its past deeds, and calculating with nicety what it has done, it commits itself to rest; whereas humility looks to that which is before, and discovering how much ground remains to be trodden, it is active and vigilant. Having gained one height, pride looks down with complacency on that which is beneath it; humility looks up to a higher and yet higher elevation. The one keeps us on this earth, which is congenial to its nature; the other directs our eye, and tends to lift us up to heaven. [ James McCosh ]

The province of music is rather to express the passions and feelings of the human heart than the actions of men, or the operations of nature. When employed in the former capacity, it becomes an eloquent language; when in the latter, a mere mimic - an imitator, and a very miserable one - or rather a buffoon, caricaturing what it cannot imitate; the idea of the different stages of a battle, or the progress of a tempest being represented to the eye or the ear, or even the imagination, by the quavering of a fiddler's elbow, or the squeaking of catgut, is preposterous. [ G. P. Morris ]

The loss of a mother is always severely felt; even though Her health may incapacitate her from taking any active part in the care of her family, still she is a sweet rallying-point, around which affection and obedience, and a thousand tender endeavors to please concentrate; and dreary is the blank when such a point is withdrawn! It is like that lonely star before us; neither its heat nor light are anything to us in themselves; yet the shepherd would feel his heart sad if he missed it, when he lifts his eye to the brow of the mountain over which it rises when the sun descends. [ Lamartine ]

Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation. [ Goldsmith ]

He must have an artist's eye for color and form who can arrange a hundred flowers as tastefully, in any other way, as by strolling through a garden, and picking here one and there one, and adding them to the bouquet in the accidental order in which they chance to come. Thus we see every summer day the fair lady coming in from the breezy side hill with gorgeous colors and most witching effects. If only she could be changed to alabaster, was ever a finer show of flowers in so fine a vase? But instead of allowing the flowers to remain as they were gathered, they are laid upon the table, divided, rearranged on some principle of taste, I know not what, but never again have that charming naturalness and grace which they first had. [ Beecher ]

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