In silence sad.
Trip we after the night's shade;
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wandering moon. [ William Shakespeare ]
See how the orient dew
Shed from the bosom of the morn
Into the blowing roses
(Yet careless of its mansion new
For the clear region where it was born)
Round in itself incloses,
And in its little globe's extent
Frames, as it can, its native element. [ Andrew Marvell ]
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 ]
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 ]
It is in worldly accidents.
As in the world itself, where things most distant
Meet one another: Thus the east and west.
Upon the globe a mathematical point
Only divides: Thus happiness and misery.
And all extremes, are still contiguous. [ Denham ]
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands.
And, with his compass, measures seas and lands. [ Dryden ]
The tidal wave of God's providence is carrying liberty throughout the globe. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
All that tread the globe are but a handful to the tribes that slumber in its bosom. [ Bryant ]
A circumnavigator of the globe is less influenced by all the nations he has seen than by his nurse. [ Jean Paul ]
Affection is a garden, and without it there would not be a verdant spot on the surface of the globe.
Our globe discovers its hidden virtues, not only in heroes and archangels, but in gossips and nurses. [ Emerson ]
Leaves are the Greek, flowers the Italian, phase of the spirit of beauty that reveals itself through the flora of the globe. [ T. Starr King ]
All the countries of our globe have been discovered, all the seas have been furrowed: nothing remains to traverse but the heavens. [ Baron Taylor ]
Exile is terrible to those who have, as it were, a circumscribed habitation; but not to those who look upon the whole globe as one city. [ Cicero ]
The art of navigation is one of the greatest achievements of human genius; man with its aid obtains a knowledge of the globe he inhabits, opens communications with, and extends his field of operations to all its parts. [ A. Brisbane ]
But there have been human hearts, constituted just like ours, for six thousand years. The same stars rise and set upon this globe that rose upon the plains of Shinar or along the Egyptian Nile and the same sorrows rise and set in every age. [ Beecher ]
Granted the ship comes into harbour with shrouds and tackle damaged; the pilot is blameworthy; he has not been all-wise and all-powerful; but to know how blameworthy, tell us first whether his voyage has been round the globe or only to Ramsgate and the Isle of Dogs. [ Carlyle ]
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigor three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe. [ Johnson ]
The truths of nature are one eternal change, one infinite variety. There is no bush on the face of the globe exactly like another bush; there are no two trees in the forest whose boughs bend into the same network, nor two leaves on the same tree which could not be told one from the other, nor two waves in the sea exactly alike. [ Ruskin ]