The only victory over love is flight. [ Napoleon ]
How fleet is a glance of the mind!
Compared with the speed of its flight.
The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light. [ Cowper ]
It heeds not whence begins our thinking,
If to the end its flight is high. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Above the vulgar flight of common souls. [ Arthur Murphy ]
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight.
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Fear naturally quickens the flight of guilt. [ Johnson ]
Backward, turn backward, O Time In your flight!
Make me a child again, just for tonight! [ Elizabeth Akers Allen ]
Whither away, Bluebird, Whither away?
The blast is chill, yet in the upper sky,
Thou still canst find the color of thy wing.
The hue of May.
Warbler, why speed thy southern flight? ah, why,
Thou too, whose song first told us of the Spring?
Whither away? [ E. C. Stedman ]
How blessings brighten as they take their flight! [ Young ]
Error's monstrous shapes from earth are driven
They fade, they fly - but truth survives the flight. [ Bryant ]
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird.
That flies to thy breast at one cherishing word,
That folds its wild wings there, ne'er dreaming of flight.
That tenderly sings there in loving delight!
Oh! my sad heart keeps pining for one fond word,
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird! [ Mrs. Osgood ]
Pride increases our enemies, but puts our friends to flight. [ Proverb ]
Thy soul's flight, If it find heaven, must find it out tonight. [ William Shakespeare ]
The most penitent anchorite has now and then a small flight of vanity. [ Proverb ]
Power is a fretful thing, and hath its wings always spread for flight. [ Lew Wallace ]
Flight towards preferment will be but slow, without some golden feathers. [ Proverb ]
Rarely does punishment, with halting foot, fail to overtake the criminal in his flight. [ Horace ]
Fowls, by winter forced, forsake the floods, and wing their hasty flight to happier lands. [ Dryden ]
God only opened His hand to give flight to a thought that He had held imprisoned from eternity. [ Timothy Titcomb ]
Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly on to him whose whole employment is to watch its flight. [ Johnson ]
It is a bird-flight of the soul, when the heart declares itself in song. The affections that clothe themselves with wings are passions that have been subdued to virtues. [ Simms ]
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity, who drink of that flood of glory as of a river, and refresh our wings in it for future flight. [ Hazlitt ]
Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought - the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven. [ Longfellow ]