How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower. [ Watts ]
Standing pools gather filth. [ Proverb ]
If man come not to gather
The roses where they stand,
They fade among their foliage.
They cannot seek his hand. [ Bryant ]
Gather gear by every wile
That's justified by honor;
Not for to hide it in a hedge,
Nor for a train attendant;
But for the glorious privilege
Of being independent. [ Burns ]
Gather roses while they bloom,
Tomorrow is yet far away.
Moments lost have no room,
In tomorrow or today. [ Gleim ]
Rolling stones gather no moss. [ Proverb ]
Oh, may I with myself agree,
And never covet what I see.
Content me with an humble shade,
My passions tamed, my wishes laid;
For, while our wishes wildly roll.
We banish quiet from the soul.
It is thus the busy beat the air,
And misers gather wealth and care. [ Dyer ]
You scatter meal and gather ashes. [ Proverb ]
But they whom truth and wisdom lead
Can gather honey from a weed. [ Cowper ]
Though stars in skies may disappear,
And angry tempests gather,
The happy hour may soon be near
That brings us pleasant weather. [ Burns ]
All habits gather by unseen degrees. [ Dryden ]
Gather the rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying. [ Herrick ]
Birds of a feather will gather together. [ Burton ]
The dangers gather as the treasures rise. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Night is the time for rest;
How sweet, when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
The curtain of repose.
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed. [ James Montgomery ]
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees;
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. [ Ovid ]
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss,
Who often removeth is suer of loss. [ Tusser ]
The honey-bee that wanders all day long
The field, the woodland, and the garden over.
To gather in his fragrant winter store.
Humming in calm content his winter song,
Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast,
The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips.
But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips
The single drop of sweetness closely pressed
Within the poison chalice. [ Anne C. Lynch Botta ]
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. [ Bible ]
No man can gather cherries in Kent at the season of Christmas. [ Proverb ]
Every man will shoot at the enemy, but few will gather the shafts. [ Proverb ]
Let every man, if possible, gather some good books under his roof. [ Channing ]
To have ideas is to gather flowers; to think is to weave them into garlands. [ Mme. Swetchine ]
Love is like the rose: so sweet, that one always tries to gather it in spite of the thorns.
I think I am quite wicked with roses. I like to gather them, and smell them till they have no scent left. [ George Eliot ]
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. [ Bible ]
Let every man, if possible, gather some good books under his roof, and obtain access for himself and family to some social library. Almost any luxury should be sacrificed to this. [ William Ellery Channing ]
After the sleep of death we are to gather up our forces again with the incalculable results of this life, a crown of shame or glory upon our heads, and begin again on a new level of progress. [ Hugh R. Haweis ]
Was man made to disdain the gifts of nature? Was he placed on earth but to gather bitter fruits? For whom are the flowers the gods cause to bloom at the feet of mortals? It pleases Providence when we abandon ourselves to the different inclinations that He has given us: our duties come from His laws, and our desires from His inspirations.