Plant a white rose at my feet,
Or a lily fair and sweet,
With the humble mignonette
And the blue-eyed violet. [ Julia C. R. Dorr, Earth to Earth ]
Better one-eyed than stone-blind. [ Proverb ]
Perverseness makes one squint-eyed. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The buttercups, bright-eyed and bold,
Held up their chalices of gold
To catch the sunshine and the dew. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
An envious man is a squint-eyed fool. [ Proverb ]
While bright-eyed Science watches round. [ Gray ]
Deaf men are quick-eyed and distrustful. [ Proverb ]
A globe of dew
Filling, in the morning new.
Some eyed flower, whose young leaves waken
On an unimagined world;
Constellated suns unshaken,
Orbits measureless are furled
In that frail and fading sphere.
With ten millions gathered there
To tremble, gleam and disappear. [ Shelley ]
Bright-eyed fancy, hovering over.
Scatters from her pictured urn.
Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. [ Gray ]
The meek-eyed Morn appears, mother of dews. [ Thomson ]
Let heaven-eyed Prudence battle with Desire. [ J. T. Fields ]
O star-eyed Science, hast thou wandered there,
To waft us home the message of despair. [ Campbell ]
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope.
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings. [ Milton ]
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost.
Who sums the treasure that it carries hence?
Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost,
Star-eyed Intelligence. [ Mary Clemmer ]
Hate shuts her soul when dove-eyed Mercy pleads. [ Charles Sprague ]
Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold;
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims. [ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice ]
In the kingdom of blind men the one-eyed is king. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Blessed are the one-eyed among those who are blind. [ Proverb ]
Lynx-eyed toward our equals, and moles to ourselves. [ La Fontaine ]
The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night.
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. [ William Shakespeare ]
The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night.
Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light;
And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels
From forth day's path, and Titan's fiery wheels. [ William Shakespeare ]
When my friends are one-eyed, I look at their profile. [ Joubert ]
Look how the blue-eyed violets glance love to one another! [ T. B. Read ]
Jealousy - it is a green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. [ William Shakespeare ]
We lose in depth of expression when we go to inferior animals for comparisons with human beauty. Homer calls Juno ox-eyed; and the epithet suits well with the eyes of that goddess, because she may be supposed, with all her beauty, to want a certain humanity. Her large eyes look at you with a royal indifference. [ Leigh Hunt ]