The golden mean.
Music's golden tongue. [ Keats ]
Hanging in a golden chain
This pendent world. [ Milton ]
To fish with a golden hook.
Golden roofs break men's rest. [ Seneca ]
The purple heath and golden broom
On moory mountains catch the gale.
O'er lawns the lily sheds perfume.
The violet in the vale. [ Montgomery ]
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. [ Cymb ]
Parent of golden dreams - romance! [ Byron ]
The rising moon has hid the stars;
Her level rays, like golden bars,
Lie on the landscape green,
With shadows brown between. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
Honest millers have golden thumbs. [ Proverb ]
O how beautiful is morning!
How the sunbeams strike the daisies
And the kingcups fill the meadow
Like a golden-shielded army
Marching to the uplands fair. [ D. M. Mulock ]
Poison is drunk out of golden cups. [ Seneca ]
Golden hair, like sunlight streaming
On the marble of her shoulder. [ J. G. Saxe ]
One golden day redeems a weary year. [ Celia Thaxter ]
Speech is silver, silence is golden. [ Carlyle ]
Golden dreams make men awake hungry. [ Proverb ]
A golden shield is of great defense. [ Proverb ]
A golden dart kills where it pleases. [ Proverb ]
Who have not saved some trifling thing
More prized than jewels rare,
A faded flower, a broken ring,
A tress of golden hair. [ Ellen C. Howarth ]
The strongest castle, tower, and town,
The golden bullet beats it down. [ Shakespeare ]
Gold all is not that doth golden seem. [ Spenser ]
Electric telegraphs, printing, gas,
Tobacco, balloons, and steam.
Are little events that have come to pass
Since the days of the old regime.
And, spite of Lempriere's dazzling page,
I'd give - though it might seem bold -
A hundred years of the Golden Age
For a year of the Age of Gold. [ Henry S. Leigh ]
Her hair is bound with myrtle leaves,
(Green leaves upon her golden hair!),
Green grasses through the yellow sheaves
Of autumn corn are not more fair. [ Oscar Wilde ]
Resignation - a virgin with golden tears. [ Ch. Monselet ]
The golden age never was the present age. [ Proverb ]
And her sunny locks
Hang on her temples like a golden fleece. [ William Shakespeare ]
I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people. [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]
Pluck the acacia's golden balls.
And mark where the red pomegranate falls. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
Jove lifts the golden balances that show
The fates of mortal men, and things below. [ Homer ]
Golden chains are heavy, and love is best! [ Dr. Walter Smith ]
Golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns. [ Milton ]
Curst be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade!
The lily peace outshines the silver store,
And life is dearer than the golden ore.
Yet money tempts us over the desert brown,
To every distant mart and wealthy town. [ Collins ]
Sweet girl graduates, in their golden hair. [ Tennyson ]
These stars of earth, these golden flowers. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Men that hazard all
Do it in hope of fair advantages:
A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross. [ William Shakespeare ]
For never yet one hour in his bed
Have I enjoyed the golden dew of sleep,
But have been waked by his timorous dreams. [ William Shakespeare ]
The lovely town was white with apple blooms.
And the great elms o'erhead
Dark shadows wove on their serial looms.
Shot through with golden thread. [ Longfellow ]
The Golden Age is not behind, but before you. [ St. Simeon ]
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope.
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings. [ Milton ]
That book in many's eyes doth share the glory,
That in gold clasps locks in the golden story. [ William Shakespeare ]
Greatness, with private men
Esteem'd a blessing, is to me a curse;
And we, whom from our high births they conclude
The only free men, are the only slaves:
Happy the golden mean. [ Massinger ]
What hath this day deserved? what hath it done.
That it in golden letters should be set
Among the high tides in the calendar? [ William Shakespeare ]
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 ]
Listen! O, listen!
Here ever hum the golden bees
Underneath full-blossomed trees.
At once with glowing fruit and flowers crowned. [ Lowell ]
The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew.
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies. [ Gay ]
That golden key that opes the palace of eternity. [ Milton ]
Time is the shower of Danae; each drop is golden. [ Mme. Swetchine ]
Hear the mellow wedding bells.
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten golden notes,
And all in tune
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listen? while she gloats
On the moon! [ Poe ]
You need not get a golden pen to write upon dirt. [ Proverb ]
How is night's sable mantle labored over.
How richly wrought with attributes divine!
What wisdom shines! what love! this midnight pomp.
This gorgeous arch, with golden worlds inlaid!
Built with divine ambition. [ Young ]
We must not look for a golden life in an iron age. [ Proverb ]
The elegancy, facility and golden cadence of poesy. [ William Shakespeare ]
At last the golden oriental gate
Of greatest heaven began to open fair;
And Phoebus, fresh as bridegroom to his mate,
Came dancing forth shaking his dewy hair,
And hurled his glistering beams through gloomy air. [ Spenser ]
A hare may draw a lion if she have but a golden cord. [ Proverb ]
Trust not the treason of those smiling looks.
Until ye have their guileful trains well tried;
For they are like but unto golden hooks.
That from the foolish fish their baits do hide:
So she with flattering smiles weak hearts doth guide
Unto her love, and tempt to their decay;
Whom, being caught, she kills with cruel pride,
And feeds at pleasure on the wretched prey. [ Spenser ]
Alms are the golden key that opens the gate of Heaven. [ Proverb ]
Who soars too near the sun, with golden wings, melts them. [ William Shakespeare ]
Mark how there still has run, inwoven from above,
Through thy life's darkest woof, the golden thread of love. [ R. C. Trench ]
Who would desire to spit blood, though into a golden bason? [ Proverb ]
Sunday is the golden clasp that binds the volume of the week. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Gray, dear friend, is all theory, and green life's golden tree. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
No golden age ever called itself golden, but only expected one. [ Jean Paul ]
The people will worship even a calf, if it be but a golden one. [ Proverb ]
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Every child walks into existence through the golden gate of love. [ Beecher ]
Our ancestors have travelled the iron age; the golden is before us. [ Bernardin de St. Pierre ]
Live only in a great Today, whose happy thoughts weave golden hours. [ Josephine Rollett Wright ]
Rich men without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces. [ Solon ]
Flight towards preferment will be but slow, without some golden feathers. [ Proverb ]
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago.
And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow;
But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men.
And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen. [ Bryant ]
The inexhaustible talk that was the flow of a golden sea of eloquence and wisdom. [ William Winter ]
Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred hands at the golden gate of the morning. [ Newman Hall ]
Clamorous labor knocked with its hundred hands at the golden gates of the morning. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Memory is the golden thread linking all the mental gifts and excellencies together. [ E. P. Hood ]
Hope is so sweet with its golden wings, that, at his last sigh, man still implores it. [ De la Pena ]
From Egypt arts their progress made to Greece, wrapped in the fable of the golden fleece. [ Sir J. Denham ]
The heart of a loving woman is a golden sanctuary, where often there reigns an idol of clay. [ Limayrac ]
Who loves the golden mean is safe from the poverty of a tenement, is free from the envy of a palace. [ Horace ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
Too bad there's not such a thing as a golden skunk, because you'd probably be proud to be sprayed by one. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
O, polished perturbation! golden care that keepest the ports of slumber open wide to many a watchful night! [ William Shakespeare ]
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. [ Bunyan ]
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. [ Johnson ]
The purer the golden vessel the more readily is it bent; the higher worth of women is sooner lost than that of men. [ Jean Paul ]
The purer the golden vessel, the more readily is it bent; the higher worth of woman is sooner lost than that of man. [ Richter ]
Her hair was not more sunny than her heart, though like a natural golden coronet it circled her dear head with careless art. [ Lowell ]
Her golden locks she roundly did uptie in braided trammels, that no looser hairs did out of order stray about her dainty ears. [ Spenser ]
The pleasantest angling is to see the fish cut with her golden oars the silver stream, and greedily devour the treacherous bait. [ William Shakespeare ]
There are pictures by Titian so steeped in golden splendors, that they look as if they would light up a dark room like a solar lamp. [ Hillard ]
To the Christian, these shades are the golden haze which heaven's light makes, when it meets the earth, and mingles with its shadows. [ H. W. Beecher ]
Fix yourself upon the wealthy. In a word, take this for a golden rule through life: Never, never have a friend that is poorer than yourself. [ Douglas Jerrold ]
The magic power of love consists in its ennobling whatever its breath touches, like the sun whose golden ray transmutes even thunderclouds into gold. [ Grillparzer ]
The poorer life or the rich one are but the larger or smaller (very little smaller) letters in which we write the apophthegms and golden sayings of life. [ Carlyle ]
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. [ George Eliot ]
Verily, I swear, it is better to be lowly born, and range with humble livers in content than to be perked up in a glistering grief, and wear a golden sorrow. [ Shakespeare ]
When danger threats, the friend comes forth resolved and shields his friend; in fortune's golden smile what need of friends? Her favoring power wants no auxiliary. [ Euripides ]
Parsimony is enough to make the master of the golden mines as poor as he that has nothing; for a man may be brought to a morsel of bread by parsimony as well as profusion. [ Henry Home ]
The era of Christianity - peace, brotherhood, the Golden Rule as applied to governmental matters - is yet to come, and when it comes, then, and then only, will the future of nations be sure. [ Kossuth ]
Hate is of all things the mightiest divider, nay, is division itself. To couple hatred, therefore, though wedlock try all her golden links, and borrow to her aid all the iron manacles and fetters of law, it does but seek to twist a rope of sand. [ Milton ]
Flowers belong to Fairyland: the flowers and the birds and the butterflies are all that the world has kept of its golden age - the only perfectly beautiful things on earth - joyous, innocent, half divine - useless, say they who are wiser than God. [ Ouida ]
The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours; and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves, - the creature of habits and infirmities. [ Isaac Disraeli ]
God creates out of the dry, dull earth so many flowers of such beautiful colors, and such sweet perfume, such as no painter nor apothecary can rival. From the common ground God is ever bringing forth flowers, golden, crimson, blue, brown, and of all colors. [ M. Luther ]
A mother's love is indeed the golden link that binds youth to age; and he is still but a child, however time may have furrowed his cheek or silvered his brow, who can yet recall, with a softened heart, the fond devotion, or the gentle chidings, of the best friend that God ever gives us. [ Bovee ]
Nature does not capriciously scatter her secrets as golden gifts to lazy pets and luxurious darlings, but imposes tasks when she presents opportunities, and uplifts him whom she would inform. The apple that she drops at the feet of Newton is but a coy invitation to follow her to the stars. [ Whipple ]
The golden ripple on the wall came back again, and nothing else stirred in the room. The old, old fashion! The fashion that came in with our first garments, and will last unchanged until our race has run its course, and the wide firmament is rolled up like a scroll. The old, old fashion, - Death! Oh, thank God, all who see it, for that older fashion yet, - of Immortality! [ Charles Dickens ]
If I am allowed to give a metaphorical allusion to the future state of the blessed, I should imagine it by the orange-grove in that sheltered glen on which the sun is now beginning to shine, and of which the trees are, at the same time, loaded with sweet golden fruit and balmy silver flowers. Such objects may well portray a state in which hope and fruition become one eternal feeling. [ Sir H. Davy ]
Almost all men are over-anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste for natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life. Every hour do they ask themselves what progress they have made in the pursuit of wealth or honor; and on they go as their fathers went before them, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood. [ Rogers ]