Definition of full

"full" in the noun sense

1. full moon, full-of-the-moon, full phase of the moon, full

the time when the Moon is fully illuminated

"the moon is at the full"

"full" in the verb sense

1. full

beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening

"full the cloth"

2. full

make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering

3. wax, full

increase in phase

"the moon is waxing"

"full" in the adjective sense

1. full

containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

"a full glass"

"a sky full of stars"

"a full life"

"the auditorium was full to overflowing"

2. entire, full, total

constituting the full quantity or extent complete

"an entire town devastated by an earthquake"

"gave full attention"

"a total failure"

3. full, total

complete in extent or degree and in every particular

"a full game"

"a total eclipse"

"a total disaster"

4. full, replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

"a full stomach"

5. full

of sound) having marked deepness and body

"full tones"

"a full voice"

6. full, good

having the normally expected amount

"gives full measure"

"gives good measure"

"a good mile from here"

7. broad, full

being at a peak or culminating point

"broad daylight"

"full summer"

8. wide, wide-cut, full

having ample fabric

"the current taste for wide trousers"

"a full skirt"

"full" in the adverb sense

1. fully, to the full, full

to the greatest degree or extent completely or entirely (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form

"fully grown"

"he didn't fully understand"

"knew full well"



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Quotations for full

In full.

Full dress. [ French ]

Full, foolish. [ German Proverb ]

His cart is full. [ Proverb ]

Awkwardness in full dress. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

All things are full of God. [ Cicero ]

Friendship's full of dregs. [ Timon of Athens ]

Friendship is full of dregs. [ William Shakespeare ]

A full cup is hard to carry. [ Proverb ]

None says his garner is full. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

It needs the overflow of heart
To give the lips full speech.
Think truly, and thy thoughts
Shall the world's famine feed; [ Horatius Bonar ]

Full bellies make empty skulls. [ Proverb ]

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 ]

Hell is full of the ungrateful. [ Proverb ]

Full of men, vacant of friends. [ Seneca ]

With loose reins; at full speed. [ French ]

I do not love thee, Doctor Fell,
The reason why, I cannot tell;
But this alone I know full well
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell. [ Tom Brown ]

The rolling year is full of Thee. [ Thomson ]

All things are full of the Deity. [ Virgil ]

Love that asketh love again
Finds the barter naught but pain;
Love that giveth in full store
Aye receives as much, and more.
Love exacting nothing back
Never knoweth any lack;
Love compelling Love to pay,
Sees him bankrupt every day. [ Dinah Muloch Craik ]

God looks at pure, not full bands. [ Syrus ]

An old man is a bed full of bones. [ Proverb ]

So full of shapes is fancy.
That it alone is high fantastical. [ William Shakespeare ]

The world is full of contradiction. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Full of courtesy and full of craft. [ Proverb ]

Have you not heard it said full oft,
A woman's nay doth stand for nought? [ Shakespeare ]

A full cup must be carried steadily. [ Proverb ]

O! the gallant fisher's life.
It is the best of any:
'Tis full of pleasure, void of strife
And 'tis beloved by many.
Other joys
Are but toys;
Only this,
Lawful is;
For our skill
Breeds no ill,
But content and pleasure. [ Izaak Walton ]

The belly that is full may well fast. [ Proverb ]

The losing side is full of suspicion. [ Syrus ]

For I am full of spirit, and resolved
To meet all perils very constantly. [ Jul. Caes ]

A full purse makes the mouth run over. [ Proverb ]

I have a dog of Blenheim birth.
With fine long ears and full of mirth;
And sometimes, running over the plain,
He tumbles on his nose:
But quickly jumping up again
Like lightning on he goes! [ Ruskin ]

Love is a thing full of anxious fears. [ Ovid ]

And be the thread of coarse or fine,
The loom is still the best receiver!
Whatever I spin, the same is mine.
Returned in full from Time the Weaver. [ Henry Reed ]

A man of courage is also full of faith. [ Cicero ]

You shut your budget before it is full. [ Proverb ]

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions. [ William Shakespeare ]

You are never pleased, full nor fasting. [ Proverb ]

Full oft have letters caused the writers
To curse the day they were inditers. [ Butler ]

A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. [ Gray ]

Let every minute be a full life to thee. [ Jean Paul ]

Even thou who mourn'st the daisy's fate,
That fate is thine - no distant date;
Stern Ruin's ploughshare drives elate
Full on thy bloom,
Till crush'd beneath the farrow's weight
Shall be thy doom. [ Burns ]

I am as full as a jade, quoth the bride. [ Proverb ]

Behold the Sea,
The opaline, the plentiful and strong,
Yet beautiful as is the rose in June,
Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July;
Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds,
Purger of earth, and medicine of men;
Creating a sweet climate by my breath,
Washing out harms and griefs from memory,
And, in my mathematic ebb and flow,
Giving a hint of that which changes not. [ Emerson ]

The poor man's budget is full of schemes. [ Proverb ]

Convulsive anger storms at large; or pale
And silent, settles into full revenge. [ Thomson ]

Almost all women have hearts full of pity. [ Thackeray ]

Suspicion shall be all stuck full of eyes. [ William Shakespeare ]

The full heart knows no rhetoric of words. [ Bovee ]

He that needs five thousand pound to live,
Is full as poor as he that needs but five. [ George Herbert ]

You see me here, - a poor old man,
As full of grief as age; wretched in both! [ William Shakespeare ]

Full guts neither run away nor fight well. [ Proverb ]

Life is a narrow road full of encumbrances. [ Soulary ]

Without an helm or pilot her to sway;
Full sad and dreadful is that ship's event,
So is the man that wants intendiment. [ Spenser ]

I will give you a shirt full of sore bones. [ Proverb ]

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air. [ Gray ]

Rapt with zeal, pathetic, bold, and strong,
Roll'd the full tide of eloquence along. [ Falconer ]

Hang-head Bluebell.
Bending like Moses' sister over Moses,
Full of a secret that thou dar'st not tell! [ George MacDonald ]

The heavens are full of floating mysteries. [ T. B. Read ]

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

A February face,
So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness! [ William Shakespeare ]

A full belly neither fights nor flies well. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Oh! I have pass'd a miserable night.
So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.
That, as I am a Christian faithful man,
I would not spend another such a night
Though 'twere to buy a world of happy days. [ William Shakespeare ]

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

Men are but children of a larger growth;
Our appetites are apt to change as theirs,
And full as craving, too, and full as vain. [ Dryden ]

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of Fate. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

But dreams full oft are found of real events
The form and shadows. [ Joanna Baillie ]

For love, thou know'st, is full of jealousy! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4 ]

Old Age, a second child, by nature curst
With more and greater evils than the first.
Weak, sickly, full of pains: in every breath
Railing at life, and yet afraid of death. [ Churchill ]

When the heart is full, the lips are silent.

It is good tying the sack before it be full. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The wisest men are wise to the full in death. [ John Ruskin ]

Better the heart happy than the purse (full). [ Italian Proverb ]

Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more! It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]

When the belly is full, the bones are at rest. [ Proverb ]

He's so full of himself that he is quite empty. [ Proverb ]

For highest looks have not the highest mind,
Nor haughty words most full of highest thought;
But are like bladders blown up with the wind,
That being pricked evanish into nought. [ Spenser ]

Listen! O, listen!
Here ever hum the golden bees
Underneath full-blossomed trees.
At once with glowing fruit and flowers crowned. [ Lowell ]

Spake full well, in language quaint and olden,
One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine,
When he called the flowers, so blue and golden,
Stars, that in earth's firmament do shine. [ Longfellow ]

The street is full of humiliations to the proud. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

O, how full of briars is this working-day world! [ William Shakespeare ]

Some dreams we have are nothing else but dreams.
Unnatural and full of contradictions;
Yet others of our most romantic schemes
Are something more than fictions. [ Hood ]

Crabbed age and youth cannot live together;
Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Age, I do abhor thee; youth I do adore thee. [ William Shakespeare ]

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 ]

A man who does not love praise is not a full man. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

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 ]

He is not so much worth as his ears full of water. [ Proverb ]

Surgeons ought not to be full of sores themselves. [ Proverb ]

There is a woman who is full of whims (has moons). [ French Proverb ]

Birds, the free tenants of earth, air, and ocean,
Their forms all symmetry, their motion grace,
In plumage delicate and beautiful,
Thick without burthen, close as fish's scales.
Or loose as full blown poppies on the gale;
With wings that seem as they'd a soul within them.
They bear their owners with such sweet enchantment. [ James Montgomery ]

Superfluous advice is not retained by the full mind. [ Horace ]

Twas a public feast and public day -
Quite full, right dull, guests hot, and dishes cold,
Great plenty, much formality, small cheer.
And everybody out of their own sphere. [ Byron ]

Night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast.
And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger;
At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there,
Troop home to churchyards. [ William Shakespeare ]

A belly full of gluttony will never study willingly. [ Proverb ]

A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish. [ William Shakespeare ]

Full of ardour at the beginning, careless at the end. [ Tac ]

His lifetime is full of deeds, not of indolent years. [ Ovid ]

When the barn's full, you may thresh before the door. [ Proverb ]

They may rail at this life - from the hour I began it,
I've found it a life full of kindness and bliss;
And until they can show me some happier planet.
More social and bright, I'll content me with this. [ Moore ]

He that is full takes no care for him that is fasting. [ Proverb ]

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. [ John Keats, Endymion ]

He whose belly is full believes not him whose is empty. [ Proverb ]

The son full and tattered, the daughter empty and fine. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? [ Virgil ]

Let us weep in our darkness - but weep not for him!
Not for him - who, departing, leaves millions in tears!
Not for him - who has died full of honor and years!
Not for him - who ascended Fame's ladder so high.
From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky. [ N. P. Willis ]

The smooth speeches of the wicked are full of treachery. [ Phaedrus ]

He lives the life of a hare, (i.e. always full of fear). [ Proverb ]

He'll never have enough till his mouth is full of mould. [ Proverb ]

Full oft we see cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. [ Shakespeare ]

Truth reaches her full action by degrees, and not at once. [ Draper ]

Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat. [ William Shakespeare ]

Emulation is a noble and just passion, full of appreciation. [ Schiller ]

That is but an empty purse that is full of other men's money. [ Proverb ]

Let the guts be full, for it is they that can carry the legs. [ Proverb ]

He that is fed at another's hand may stay long ere he be full. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

What makes poetry? A full heart, brimful of one noble passion. [ Goethe ]

He's like a bagpipe, you never hear him till his belly is full. [ Proverb ]

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. [ Proverb ]

Oh, let us fill our hearts up with the glory of the day
And banish every doubt and care and sorrow far away!
For the world is full of roses and the roses full of dew,
And the dew is full of heavenly love that drips for me and you.
[ James Whitcomb Riley ]

The manner of your speaking is full as important as the matter. [ Chesterfield ]

We should live each day as if it were the full term of our life. [ Source Unknown ]

Avarice, where it has full dominion, excludes every other passion. [ Gladstone ]

It will be long enough ere you wish your skin full of oilet holes. [ Proverb ]

Lofty mountains are full of springs; great hearts are full of tears. [ Joseph Roux ]

What region of the earth is not full of the story of our calamities? [ Virgil ]

They that are full of themselves are wise only for want of thinking. [ Proverb ]

A woman full of faith in the one she loves is but a novelist's fancy. [ Balzac ]

The air is full of farewells to the dying. And mournings for the dead. [ Longfellow ]

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full of the milk of human kindness. [ William Shakespeare ]

The flowers are full of honey, but only the bee finds out the sweetness. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence. [ Arthur Schopenhauer ]

The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. [ St. James ]

Tell him, there's a post come from my master, with his horn full of news. [ William Shakespeare ]

Literature is full of coincidences which some love to believe plagiarisms. [ O. W. Holmes ]

Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. [ Longfellow ]

The substance of a man is full good when sin is not in a man's conscience. [ Chaucer ]

Hell is full of good meanings and wishes, but heaven is full of good works. [ Proverb ]

He that will not sail till he have a full fair wind, will lose many a voyage. [ Proverb ]

Pour the full tide of eloquence along, serenely pure, and yet divinely strong. [ Pope ]

Many things impossible to thought have been by need to full perfection brought. [ Dryden ]

Her full heart - its own interpreter - translates itself in silence on her cheek. [ Amelia B. Welby ]

The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcome. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

In this world, full often our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. [ Beecher ]

Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us. [ Abraham Coles ]

It is sweet to die young! It is sweet to render to God a life still full of illusions! [ A. Chenier ]

Every relation to mankind, of hate or scorn or neglect, is full of vexation and torment. [ Dewey ]

In this country every one gets a mouthful of education, but scarcely any one a full meal. [ Theodore Parker ]

Passions are like storms which, full of present mischief, serve to purify the atmosphere. [ Ramsay ]

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. [ Locke ]

That the voice of the common people is the voice of God is as full of falsehood as commonness. [ Warwick ]

His enthusiasm kindles as he advances; and when he arrives at his peroration it is in full blaze. [ Burke ]

Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven. [ Hervey ]

Contention, like a horse full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose, and bears down all before him. [ William Shakespeare ]

Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When the mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is also clear. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]

Life, like some cities, is full of blind alleys, leading nowhere; the great art is to keep out of them. [ Bovee ]

The world is full of love and pity. Had there been less suffering, there would have been less kindness. [ Thackeray ]

All who suffer are full of hatred; all who live drag a remorse: the dead alone have broken their chains. [ Victor Hugo ]

How full of error is the judgment of mankind! They wonder at results when they are ignorant of the reasons. [ Metastasio ]

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

The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones, divine and human, by nature endeared to each other. [ Epictetus ]

Mild May's eldest child, the coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, the murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. [ Keats ]

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realised until personal experience has brought it home. [ J. S. Mill ]

The man who is in a hurry to see the full effects of his own tillage must cultivate annuals, and not forest trees. [ Whately ]

The heart of a woman is never so full of affection that there does not remain a little corner for flattery and love. [ Marivaux ]

A bird sings, a child prattles, but it is the same hymn; hymn indistinct, inarticulate, but full of profound meaning. [ Victor Hugo ]

Codes are treacherous seas in which the poor barks of smugglers perish, while big corsairs traverse them under full sail. [ E. Souvestre ]

Unless the people can be kept in total darkness, it is the wisest way for the advocates of truth to give them full light. [ Whately ]

It is not how many books thou hast, but how good; careful reading profiteth, while that which is full of variety delighteth. [ Seneca ]

The work you are treating is one full of dangerous hazard, and you are treading over fires lurking beneath treacherous ashes. [ Horace ]

Cheerfulness is full of significance; it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature. [ Charles Kingsley ]

A mind full of knowledge is a mind that never fails. Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds. [ Emerson ]

Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then a young heart beating under fourscore winters. [ Emerson ]

As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those that eat much are full of diseases. [ Diogenes ]

Like a beautiful flower full of color, but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly. [ Buddha ]

Never did poesy appear so full of heaven to me as when I saw how it pierced through pride and fear to the lives of coarsest men. [ Lowell ]

That man is always happy who is in the presence of something which he cannot know to the full, which he is always going on to know. [ John Ruskin ]

Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances. [ Bovee ]

The manner of your speaking is full as important as the natter, as more people have ears to be tickled than understandings to judge. [ Chesterfield ]

Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts. [ Horace ]

I have thought that in all women's deepest loves, be they ever so full of reverence, there enters sometimes much of the motherly element. [ Miss Muloch ]

The nearest approximation to an understanding of life is to feel it - to realize it to the full - to be a profound and inscrutable mystery. [ Bovee ]

All the spaces between my mind and the mind of God are full of truths waiting to be crystallized into laws for the government of the masses. [ Theodore Parker ]

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. [ Percival ]

The disciples found angels at the grave of Him they loved; and we should always find them too, but that our eyes are too full of tears for seeing. [ Beecher ]

Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed. [ Lord Bacon ]

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven. [ Thomas Fuller ]

Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence. [ Hume ]

Old age is the night of life, as night is the old age of the day. Still, night is full of magnificence; and, for many, it is more brilliant than the day. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image; not one painted on paper, but the living essence of the divine nature, which beams full of all goodness. [ Luther ]

When flowers are full of heaven-descended dews, they always hang their heads; but men hold theirs the higher the more they receive, getting proud as they get full. [ Beecher ]

A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep one has two highest tides, when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon. [ Hare ]

When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumny, pursued by a faction, may descend even to posterity. This principle has taken full effect on this state favorite. [ Isaac Disraeli ]

Men of great learning or genius are too full to be exact, and therefore choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. [ Spectator ]

That rich man is great who thinketh not himself great because he is rich; the proud man (who is the poor man) braggeth outwardly but beggeth inwardly; he is blown up, but not full. [ S. Hieron ]

Pray for and work for fullness of life above everything; full red blood in the body; full honesty and truth in the mind; and the fullness of a grateful love for the Saviour in your heart. [ Phillips Brooks ]

Health - the silliest word in our language, and one knows the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin's love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

Not until right is founded upon reverence will it be secure; not until duty is based upon love will it be complete; not until liberty is based on eternal principles will it be full, equal, lofty, and universal. [ Henry Giles ]

Like everything else in nature, music is a becoming, and it becomes its full self when its sounds and laws are used by intelligent man for the production of harmony, and so made the vehicle of emotion and thought. [ Theodore T. Munger ]

In my opinion, the unjust man whose tongue is full of glozing rhetoric, merits the heaviest punishment; vaunting that he can with his tongue gloze over injustice, he dares to act wickedly, yet he is not over-wise. [ Euripides ]

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 ]

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. [ Lord Bacon ]

Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety, - old crotchets and most sweet closes. It shall be humorous, grave, fantastical, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, - one in all, all in one. [ Marston ]

Happy men are full of the present, for its bounty suffices them; and wise men also, for its duties engage them. Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. [ Thomas Carlyle ]

To one given to day-dreaming, and fond of losing himself in reveries, a sea-voyage is full of subjects for meditation; but then they are the wonders of the deep and of the air, and rather tend to abstract the mind from worldly themes. [ W. Irving ]

'Tis the merry nightingale that crowds and hurries and precipitates, with fast thick warble, his delicious notes, as he were fearful that an April night would be too short for him to utter forth his love-chant, and disburden his full soul of all its music. [ Coleridge ]

Nothing is more silly than the pleasure some people take in speaking their minds. A man of this make will say a rude thing for the mere pleasure of saying it, when an opposite behavior, full as innocent, might have preserved his friend, or made his fortune. [ Steele ]

Eloquence, to produce her full effect, should start from the head of the orator, as Pallas from the brain of Jove, completely armed and equipped. Diffidence, therefore, which is so able a mentor to the writer, would prove a dangerous counsellor for the orator. [ Colton ]

The idea that a baby doesn't amount to anything! Why, one baby is just a house and a front yard full by itself. One baby can, furnish more business than you and your whole Interior Department can attend to. He is enterprising, irrepressible, brimful of lawless activities. [ Mark Twain, The Babies ]

The birds of the air die to sustain thee; the beasts of the field die to nourish thee; the fishes of the sea die to feed thee. Our stomachs are their common sepulchre. Good God! with how many deaths are our poor lives patched up! how full of death is the life of momentary man! [ Quarles ]

Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise - the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

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 ]

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Does not Mr. Bryant say that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while Error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger? [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

By eloquence I understand those appeals to our moral perceptions that produce emotion as soon as they are uttered. This is the very enthusiasm that is the parent of poetry. Let the same man go to his closet and clothe in numbers conceptions full of the same fire and spirit, and they will be poetry. [ Bryant ]

Logic invents as many fallacies as it detects; it is a good weapon, but as liable to be used in a bad as in a good cause. Many of its conclusions, more ingenious than sound, are like the recommendations of a people to keep full bottles, because a good many have been found dead with empty ones by them. [ Bovee ]

We may be sure that cheerful beliefs about the unseen world, framed in full harmony with the beauty of the visible universe, and with the sweetness of domestic affections and joys, and held in company with kindred and friends, will illuminate the dark places on the pathway of earthly life and brighten all the road. [ Charles W. Eliot ]

The morbid states of health, the irritableness of disposition arising from unstrung nerves, the impatience, the crossness, the fault-finding of men, who, full of morbid influences, are unhappy themselves, and throw the cloud of their troubles like a dark shadow upon others, teach us what eminent duty there is in health. [ Beecher ]

Patron or Customer? These nouns are generally used indiscriminately. A patron is a virtual benefactor; one who countenances, aids, or supports. A customer is a purchaser, or buyer, who expects in return for his money full value received. Hence it is erroneous for a merchant to say, He is a patron of mine, when he means simply a customer. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]

The contemplation of night should lead to elevating rather than to depressing ideas. Who can fix his mind on transitory and earthly things, in presence of those glittering myriads of worlds; and who can dread death or solitude in the midst of this brilliant, animated universe, composed of countless suns and worlds, all full of light and life and motion? [ Richter ]

The language of the heart - the language which comes from the heart and goes to the heart - is always simple, always graceful, and always full of power, but no art of rhetoric can teach it. It is at once the easiest and most difficult language - difficult, since it needs a heart to speak it; easy, because its periods though rounded and full of harmony, are still unstudied. [ Bovee ]

O God, whom the world misjudges, and whom everything declares! listen to the last words that my lips pronounce! If I have wandered, it was in seeking Thy law. My heart may go astray, but it is full of Thee! I see, without alarm, eternity appear; and I can not think that a God who has given me life, that a God who has poured so many blessings on my days, will, now that my days are done, torment me for ever! [ The last prayer of Voltaire ]

A composition which dazzles at first sight by gaudy epithets, or brilliant turns of expression, or glittering trains of imagery, may fade gradually from the mind, leaving no enduring impression. Words which flow fresh and warm from a full heart, and which are instinct with the life and breath of human feeling, pass into household memories, and partake of the immortality of the affections from which they spring. [ Whipple ]

Young people are dazzled by the brilliancy of antithesis, and employ it. Matter-of-fact men, and those who like precision, naturally fall into comparisons and metaphor. Sprightly natures, full of fire, and whom a boundless imagination carries beyond all rules, and even what is reasonable, cannot rest satisfied even with hyperbole. As for the sublime, it is only great geniuses and those of the very highest order that are able to rise to its height. [ Bruyere ]

What profusion is there in His work! When trees blossom there is not a single breastpin, but a whole bosom full of gems; and of leaves they have so many suits that they can throw them away to the winds all summer long. What unnumbered cathedrals has He reared in the forest shades, vast and grand, full of curious carvings, and haunted evermore by tremulous music; and in the heavens above, how do stars seem to have flown out of His hand faster than sparks out of a mighty forge! [ Beecher ]

Whatever we may say against such collections which present authors in a disjointed form, they nevertheless bring about many excellent results. We are not always so composed, so full of wisdom, that we are able to take in at once the whole scope of a work according to its merits. Do we not mark in a book passages which seem, to have a direct reference to ourselves? Young people especially, who have failed in acquiring a complete cultivation of the mind, are roused in a praiseworthy way by brilliant quotations." [ Goethe ]

All things are engaged in writing their history. The planet, the pebble, goes attended by its shadow. The rolling rock leaves its scratches on the mountain; the river, its channel in the soil; the animal, its bones in the stratum; the fern and leaf, their modest epitaph in the coal. The falling drop makes its sculpture in the sand or the stone. Not a foot steps into the snow or along the ground, but prints, in characters more or less lasting, a map of its march. Every act of the man inscribes itself in the memories of its fellows, and in his own manners and face. The air is full of sounds, the sky of tokens, the ground is all memoranda and signatures, and every object covered over with hints which speak to the intelligent. [ Emerson ]

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