Can we outrun the heavens? [ William Shakespeare ]
I live for those who love me.
For those who know me true,
For the heavens that bend above me.
And await my spirit too;
For the cause that needs assistance.
For the wrongs that lack resistance,
For the future in the distance.
And the good that I can do. [ Thomas Guthrie ]
The heavens are full of floating mysteries. [ T. B. Read ]
Not that the heavens the little can make great,
But many a man has lived an age too late. [ R. H. Stoddard ]
Other sins only speak, murder shrieks out.
The element of water moistens the earth,
But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens. [ Webster ]
Mighty Nature bounds as from her birth,
The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth;
Flowers in the valley, splendor in the beam,
Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. [ Byron ]
Know from the bounteous heavens all riches flow;
And what man gives, the gods by man bestow. [ Homer ]
Thy will be done though the heavens should fall.
In love the heavens themselves do guide the state;
Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate. [ William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act V. Sc. 5 ]
The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high. [ Thoreau ]
A short prayer may reach up to the Heaven of Heavens. [ Proverb ]
Let justice be done, though the heavens should fall in. [ Proverb ]
When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. [ William Shakespeare ]
Though the heavens be glorious, yet they are not all stars. [ Proverb ]
To be rich be diligent; move on
Like heavens great movers that enrich the earth;
Whose moment's sloth would show the world undone;
And make the spring straight bury all her birth.
Rich are the diligent who can command Time - nature's stock. [ Davenant ]
A man - be the heavens ever praised! - is sufficient for himself. [ Carlyle ]
The heavens and the earth are but the time-vesture of the Eternal. [ Carlyle ]
See the mountains kiss high heavens, and the waves clasp one another. [ Shelley ]
The benediction of these covering heavens fall on their heads like dew. [ William Shakespeare ]
God strikes not with both hands, for to the sea He made heavens, and to rivers fords. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Ambition hath one heel nail'd in hell, Though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. [ Lilly ]
God gave man an upright countenance to survey the heavens, and to look upward to the stars. [ Ovid ]
By robbing Peter he paid Paul ... and hoped to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall. [ Rabelais ]
Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man. [ Kant ]
There's some ill planet reigns; I must be patient till the heavens look with an aspect favorable. [ William Shakespeare ]
The two most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us. [ An Indian sage ]
Religion is an everlasting lodestar, that beams the brighter in the heavens the darker here on earth grows the night. [ Carlyle ]
The heavens and the earth, the woods and the wayside, teem with instruction and knowledge to the curious and thoughtful. [ Hosea Ballou ]
There remains a way through the heavens; through the heavens we will attempt to go. High Jupiter, pardon my bold design. [ Ovid, in the name of Daedalus when he escaped from the labyrinth on wings ]
The Omnipotent has sown His name on the heavens in glittering stars; but upon earth He planteth His name by tender flowers. [ Richter ]
All the countries of our globe have been discovered, all the seas have been furrowed: nothing remains to traverse but the heavens. [ Baron Taylor ]
The heavens, with their everlasting faithfulness, look down on no sadder contradiction than the sluggard and the slattern in their prayers. [ James Martineau ]
O youth! ephemeral song, eternal canticle! The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe! [ Jules Janin ]
When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens. When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy, and sometimes asquint. [ Emerson ]
As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers, and the sharpest thorns; as the heavens are sometimes overcast — alternately tempestuous and serene — so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasures and with pains. [ Burton ]
Good-humor, gay spirits, are the liberators, the sure cure for spleen and melancholy. Deeper than tears, these irradiate the tophets with their glad heavens. Go laugh, vent the pits, transmuting imps into angels by the alchemy of smiles. The satans flee at the sight of these redeemers. [ Alcott ]
Beauty is an all-pervading presence. It unfolds to the numberless flowers of the spring; it waves in the branches of the trees and the green blades of grass; it haunts the depths of the earth and the sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. And not only these minute objects, but the ocean, the mountains, the clouds, the heavens, the stars, the rising and setting sun, all overflow with beauty. [ Channing ]
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 ]