Emulation lays up a grudge. [ Proverb ]
Small rain lays a great dust. [ Proverb ]
Death lays his icy hand on kings. [ Shirley ]
Light is the burden love lays on;
Content and love brings peace and joy,
What mair hae queens upon a throne? [ Burns ]
Every one lays his faults upon the times. [ Proverb ]
Alas for him who never sees
The stars shine through his cypress-trees!
Who, hopeless, lays his dead away,
Nor looks to see the breaking day
Across the mournful marbles play! [ Whittier ]
Blessings be with them, and eternal praise.
Who gave us nobler loves and nobler cares,
The poets, who on earth have made us heirs
Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays. [ Wordsworth ]
He that dines and leaves lays the cloth twice. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Happiness never lays its fingers on its pulse. [ A. Smith ]
Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]
Scripture, like Nature, lays down no definitions. [ Spinoza ]
Prate is prate, but it is the duck that lays the egg. [ Proverb ]
A fool resents good counsel, but a wise man lays it to heart. [ Confucius ]
He makes a feint at the lungs, but lays his stroke on the head. [ Proverb ]
No burden is really heavy to a man which necessity lays on him.
It is no good hen that cackles in your house, and lays in another's. [ Proverb ]
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment. [ Charles Lamb ]
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. If we attempt to steal a glimpse of its features it disappears. [ Alexander Smith ]
The man that lays his hand on woman, Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch Whom 'twere gross flattery to name a coward. [ Tobin ]
He that lays down precepts for the governing of our lives, and moderating our passions, obliges humanity not only in the present, but in all future generations. [ Seneca ]
There is but one misfortune for a man, when some idea lays hold of him which exerts no influence upon his active life, or still more, which withdraws him from it. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The iron hand of necessity commands, and her stern decree is supreme law, to which the gods even must submit. In deep silence rules the uncounselled sister of eternal fate. Whatever she lays upon thee, endure; perform whatever she commands. [ Goethe ]
Luck is ever waiting for something to turn up. Labor, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. Luck lies in bed, and wishes the postman would bring him the news of a legacy. Labor turns out at six o'clock, and with busy pen or ringing hammer lays the foundation of a competence. Luck whines. Labor whistles. Luck relies on chance. Labor on character. [ Cobden ]