Our father's dust is left alone
And silent under other snows. [ Tennyson ]
And binding nature fast in fate.
Left free the human will. [ Pope ]
The soul too soft its ills to bear.
Has left our mortal hemisphere.
And sought in better world the meed
To blameless life by heaven decreed. [ Scott ]
God gives us love. Something to love
He lends us; but when love is grown
To ripeness, that on which it throve
Falls off, and love is left alone. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
The withered frame, the ruined mind.
The wreck by passion left behind,
A shrivelled scroll, a scattered leaf,
Seared by the autumn blast of grief! [ Byron ]
Where no hope is left, is left no fear. [ Milton ]
He hasn't a penny left to buy a halter. [ Proverb ]
Happy that I can
Be crossed and thwarted as a man,
Not left in God's contempt apart,
With ghastly smooth life, dead at heart,
Tame in earth's paddock, as her prize. [ Browning ]
Death has left on her only the beautiful. [ Hood ]
The fates but only spin the coarser clue;
The finest of the wool is left for you. [ John Dryden ]
Nothing now is left but a majestic memory. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
He has not lost all who has one cast left. [ Proverb ]
Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
See Time has touched me gently in his race.
And left no odious furrows in my face. [ Crabbe ]
To be left alone
And face to face with my own crime, had been
Just retribution. [ Longfellow ]
Who to dumb forgetfulness a prey,
This pleasing anxious being ever resigned;
Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day,
Nor cast one longing lingering look behind? [ Gray ]
He left a name at which the world grew pale,
To point a moral or adorn a tale. [ Johnson ]
Evil and good are God's right band and left. [ Bailey ]
He has left, gone off, escaped, broken away. [ Cic. of Catiline's flight ]
Ye flowers that droop forsaken by the spring;
Ye birds that left by summer cease to sing;
Yet trees that fade when autumn heats remove.
Say, is not absence death to those who love? [ Pope ]
He hath left his purse in his other breeches. [ Proverb ]
If she do frown, it is not in hate of you,
But rather to beget more love in you:
If she do chide, it is not to have you gone;
For why, the fools are mad if left alone.
Take no repulse, whatever she doth say;
For - get you gone - she doth not mean - away. [ William Shakespeare ]
Here I left a needle, and here I will find it. [ Proverb ]
Honest water, which never left man in the mire. [ William Shakespeare ]
Riches may at any time be left, but not poverty. [ Proverb ]
In the greatest ill the good man hath hope left. [ Proverb ]
Unhappy he! who from the first of joys.
Society, cut off, is left alone
Amid this world of death. Day after day.
Sad on the jutting eminence he sits,
And views the main that ever toils below;
Still fondly forming in the farthest verge,
Where the round ether mixes with the wave.
Ships, dim-discovered, dropping from the clouds;
At evening, to the setting sun he turns
A mournful eye, and down his dying heart
Sinks helpless. [ Thomson ]
To love, or not to love, is not left to our will. [ Corneille ]
To take from the right hand and give to the left. [ Proverb ]
'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone. [ Moore ]
Why dost thou heap up wealth, which thou must quit,
Or what is worse, be left by it?
Why dost thou load thyself when thou 'rt to fly.
Oh, man! ordained to die?
Why dost thou build up stately rooms on high,
Thou who art under ground to lie?
Thou sow'st and plantest, but no fruit must see.
For death, alas! is reaping thee. [ Cowley ]
My sole resources in the path I trod,
Were these - my bark - my sword - my love — my God.
The last I left in youth - He leaves me now -
And man but works His will to lay me low.
I have no thought to mock His throne with prayer,
Wrung from the coward crouching of despair;
It is enough - I breathe - and I can bear. [ Byron ]
What of them is left, to tell
Where they lie, and how they fell?
Not a stone on their turf, nor a bone in their graves:
But they live in the Verse that immortally saves. [ Byron ]
Forgive and forget! - why, the world would be lonely,
The garden a wilderness left to deform.
If the flowers but remember'd the chilling winds only.
And the fields gave no verdure for fear of the storm. [ Charles Swain ]
Fair flowers are not left standing long by the wayside. [ German Proverb ]
Industry is Fortune's right hand, and frugality her left. [ Proverb ]
Pylades and Orestes died long ago, and left no successors. [ Proverb ]
Fools and madmen ought not to be left in their own company. [ Proverb ]
I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early. [ Yogi Berra ]
Politeness has left our manners, to take refuge in our clothes. [ Mme. de Bassanville ]
They left a great deal for the industry and sagacity of after ages. [ Locke ]
When you have counted your cards, you will find you have little left. [ Proverb ]
You must be mad with the insane unless you wish to be left quite alone. [ Petronius ]
Mine eyes he closed, but open left the cell of Fancy, my immortal sight. [ Milton ]
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. [ Thomas Jefferson ]
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart is at his left. [ Bible ]
He that ties up another man's dog, shall have nothing left him but the line. [ Proverb ]
There's no dew left on the daisies and clover; there's no rain left in heaven. [ Jean Ingelow ]
It is comparatively easy to leave a mistress, but very hard to be left by one. [ Thackeray ]
The remembrance of the tears I have shed is the only good left me in the world. [ A. de Musset ]
And gazed around them to the left and right With the prophetic eye of appetite. [ Byron ]
Take the humbug out of this world, and you haven't much left to do business with. [ H. W. Shaw ]
Political parties are the only places left to us where people don't talk politics. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
It is better to pay and have but little left, than to have much and be always in debt. [ Proverb ]
The axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs and left him a withered trunk. [ Swift ]
Goethe said there would be little left of him if he were to discard what he owed to others. [ Charlotte Cushman ]
All hope is lost of my reception into grace; what worse? For where no hope is left is left no fear. [ Milton ]
What is birth to a man if it shall be a stain to his dead ancestors to have left such an offspring? [ Sir P. Sidney ]
That prudery which survives youth and beauty resembles a scarecrow left in the fields after harvest. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
There are no rules for friendship; it must be left to itself; we cannot force it any more than love. [ Hazlitt ]
While you are prosperous, you can number many friends; but when the storm comes, you are left alone. [ Ovid ]
By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives, till there's no more future left for them. [ L'Estrange ]
We have sometimes loved so much that there is nothing left in our hearts that enables us to love again. [ Rochebrune ]
If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it spoken that we moderns are building houses for them. [ A. Bronson Alcott ]
I think I am quite wicked with roses. I like to gather them, and smell them till they have no scent left. [ George Eliot ]
The costume of the nineteenth century is detestable. Sin is the only real color-element left in modern life. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
The remembrance of the good done those we have loved, is the only consolation left us when we have lost them. [ Demoustier ]
What is past is past. There is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open. They will carry over to the enemy nothing but their fears. [ Bovee ]
There is really nothing left to a genuine idle man, who possesses any considerable degree of vital power, but sin. [ J. G. Holland ]
You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough in the second half you give what's left. [ Yogi Berra ]
Poetry is in itself strength and joy, whether it be crowned by all mankind, or left alone in its own magic hermitage. [ Sterling ]
One deviates to the right, another to the left; the error is the same with all, but it deceives them in different ways. [ Horace ]
We all drink at the spring of happiness in a fractured vase: when it reaches our lips, there is almost nothing left in it. [ Mme. du Deffand ]
Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
We are poor, indeed, when we have no half-wishes left us. The heart and the imagination close the shutters the instant they are gone. [ Landor ]
Human action is a seed of circumstances scattered in the dark land of the future and hopefully left to the powers that rule human destiny. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
It is the vain endeavour to make ourselves what we are not that has strewn history with so many broken purposes and lives left in the rough. [ Lowell ]
When a man dies, they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. [ Koran ]
There is this value in books, that they enable us to converse with the dead. There is something in this beyond the mere intrinsic worth of what they have left us. [ Brydges ]
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair. [ Johnson ]
It is curious how tyrannical the habit of reading is, and what shifts we make to escape thinking. There is no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds. [ Lowell ]
O future ages, what will be your fate? Glory, like a shadow, has returned to heaven; Love no longer exists; life is devastated; and man, left alone, believes but in Death. [ A. de Musset ]
Artists will sometimes speak of Rome with disparagement or indifference while it is before them; but no artist ever lived in Rome and then left it, without sighing to return. [ Hillard ]
Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples. [ Pope ]
It is a bitter thought to an avaricious spirit that by and by all these accumulations must be left behind. We can only carry away from this world the flavor of our good or evil deeds. [ Beecher ]
Your estate, your home, and your pleasing wife must be left, and of these trees which you are rearing, not one shall follow you, their short-lived owner, except the hateful cypresses. [ Horace ]
The moment that law is destroyed, liberty is lost, and men, left free to enter upon the domains of each other, destroy each other's rights, and invade the field of each other's liberty. [ J. G. Holland ]
Then was I as a tree whose boughs did bend with fruit; but in one night, a storm or robbery, call it what you will, shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, and left me bare to weather. [ Shakespeare ]
Neither the naked hand nor the understanding, left to itself, can do much; the work is accomplished by instruments and helps, of which the need is not less for the understanding than the hand. [ Bacon ]
Nor is a day lived if the dawn is left out of it, with the prospects it opens. Who speaks charmingly of nature or of mankind, like him who comes bibulous of sunrise and the fountains of waters? [ Alcott ]
Year by year, more and more of the world gets disenchanted. Even the icy privacy of the arctic and antarctic circles is invaded. We have played Jack Horner with our earth, till there is never a plum left in it. [ Lowell ]
And this is woman's fate: all her affections are called into life by winning flatteries, and then thrown back upon themselves to perish; and her heart, her trusting heart, filled with weak tenderness, is left to bleed or, break. [ L. E. Landon ]
To be left alone in the wide world with scarcely a friend, - this makes the sadness which, striking its pang into the minds of the young and the affectionate, teaches them too soon to watch and interpret the spirit-signs of their own hearts. [ Hawthorne ]
No good or lovely thing exists in this world without its correspondent darkness; and the universe presents itself continually to mankind under the stern aspect of warning, or of choice, the good and the evil set on the right hand and the left. [ John Ruskin ]
Scepticism commonly takes up the room left by defect of imagination, and is the very quality of mind most likely to seek for sensual proof of supersensual things. If one came from the dead it could not believe; and yet it longs for such a witness, and will put up with a very dubious one. [ Lowell ]
Alchemy may be compared to the man who told his sons he had left them gold buried somewhere in his vineyard; where they by digging found no gold, but by turning up the mould, about the roots of their vines, procured a plentiful vintage. So the search and endeavors to make gold have brought many useful inventions and instructive experiments to light. [ Bacon ]
There have been many men who left behind them that which hundreds of years have not worn out. The earth has Socrates and Plato to this day. The world is richer yet by Moses and the old prophets than by the wisest statesmen. We are indebted to the past. We stand in the greatness of ages that are gone rather than in that of our own. But of how many of us shall it be said that, being dead, we yet speak? [ Beecher ]
We have no permanent habits until we are forty. Then they begin to harden, presently they petrify, then business begins. Since forty I have been regular about going to bed and getting up - and that is one of the main things. I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn't anybody left to sit up with; and I have made it a rule to get up when I had to. This has resulted in an unswerving regularity of irregularity. It has saved me sound, but it would injure another person. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]
When the dusk of evening had come on, and not a sound disturbed the sacred stillness of the place, - when the bright moon poured in her light on tomb and monument, on pillar, wall, and arch, and most of all (it seemed to them) upon her quiet grave, - in that calm time, when all outward things and inward thoughts teem with assurances of immortality, and worldly hopes and fears are humbled in the dust before them, - then, with tranquil and submissive hearts they turned away, and left the child with God. [ Dickens ]
The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it. But we cannot of ourselves estimate the degree of our success in what we strive for; that task is left to others. With the desire for excellence comes, therefore, the desire for approbation. And this distinguishes intellectual excellence from moral excellence; for the latter has no necessity of human tribunal; it is more inclined to shrink from the public than to invite the public to be its judge. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]
The first being that rushes to the recollection of a soldier or a sailor, in his heart's difficulty, is his mother; she clings to his memory and affection in the midst of all the f orgetf ulness and hardihood induced by a roving life; the last message he leaves is for her; his last whisper breathes her name. The mother, as she instills the lessons of piety and filial obligation into the heart of her infant son, should always feel that her labor is not in vain. She may drop into the grave, but she has left behind her influences that will work for her. The bow is broken, but the arrow is sped, and will do its ofiice. [ A. H. Motte ]
I was walking in the street, a beggar stopped me, — a frail old man. His inflamed, tearful eyes, blue lips, rough rags, disgusting sores . . . oh, how horribly poverty had disfigured the unhappy creature! He stretched out to me his red, swollen, filthy hand. He groaned and whimpered for alms. I felt in all my pockets. No purse, watch, or handkerchief did I find. I had left them all at home. The beggar waited and his out-stretched hand twitched and trembled slightly. Embarrassed and confused, I seized his dirty hand and pressed it.
Don't be vexed with me, brother; I have nothing with me, brother. The beggar raised his bloodshot eyes to mine; his blue lips smiled, and he returned the pressure of my chilled fingers.
Never mind, brother, stammered he;
thank you for this — this, too, was a gift, brother. I felt that I, too, had received a gift from my brother. [ Ivan Tourgueneff ]