Like lips, like lettuce. [ Proverb ]
It needs the overflow of heart
To give the lips full speech.
Think truly, and thy thoughts
Shall the world's famine feed; [ Horatius Bonar ]
Oh, no! we never mention her;
Her name is never heard;
My lips are now forbid to speak
That once familiar word. [ T. H. Bayly ]
Mysterious to all thought,
A mother's prime of bliss,
When to her eager lips is brought
Her infant's thrilling kiss. [ Keble ]
And when my lips meet thine
Thy very soul is wedded unto mine. [ H. H. Boyesen ]
The cat knows whose lips she licks. [ Proverb ]
The blushing cheek speaks modest mind.
The lips befitting words most kind,
The eye does tempt to love's desire,
And seems to say 'tis Cupid's fire. [ Harrington ]
Steeped me in poverty to the very lips. [ William Shakespeare ]
Some asked how pearls did grow, and where,
Then spoke I to my girle,
To part her lips, and showed them there
The quarrelets of pearl. [ Robert Herrick ]
Lips never err when wisdom keeps the door. [ Delaune ]
Love on his lips and hatred in his heart:
His motto - constancy, his creed - to part. [ Byron ]
O holy Night! from thee I learn to bear
What man has borne before!
Thou layest thy finger on the lips of Care,
And they complain no more. [ Longfellow ]
Leap hearts to lips, and in our kisses meet. [ John Fletcher ]
When the heart is full, the lips are silent.
You licked not your lips since you lied last. [ Proverb ]
Words sweet as honey from his lips distilled. [ Homer ]
See what money can do: that can change
Men's manners; alter their conditions!
How tempestuous the slaves are without it!
O thou powerful metal! what authority
Is in thee! thou art the key to all mens
Mouths: with thee, a man may lock up the jaws
Of an informer; and without thee, he
Cannot open the lips of a lawyer. [ Richard Brome ]
And steal immortal kisses from her lips;
Which even in pure and vestal modesty.
Still blush as thinking their own kisses sin. [ William Shakespeare ]
In prayer the lips never act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. [ Herrick ]
The honey-bee that wanders all day long
The field, the woodland, and the garden over.
To gather in his fragrant winter store.
Humming in calm content his winter song,
Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast,
The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips.
But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips
The single drop of sweetness closely pressed
Within the poison chalice. [ Anne C. Lynch Botta ]
You didn't lick your lips since you lied last. [ Proverb ]
The sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. [ Bible ]
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
And fools who came to scoff remain'd to pray. [ Goldsmith ]
The bells themselves are the best of preachers,
Their brazen lips are learned teachers.
From their pulpits of stone, in the upper air,
Sounding aloft, without crack or flaw.
Shriller than trumpets under the Law,
Now a sermon and now a prayer. [ Longfellow ]
Scald not your lips with another man's porridge. [ Proverb ]
With a smile on her lips, and a tear in her eye. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. [ Bible ]
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
No! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved;
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. [ William Shakespeare ]
I dreamt my lady came and found me dead.
(Strange dream! that gives a dead man leave to think)
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips
That I reviv'd, and was an emperor. [ William Shakespeare ]
From the looks - not the lips, is the Soul reflected. [ McDonald Clarke ]
Our spirits rushed together at the touching of the lips. [ Tennyson ]
Who has not seen that feeling born of flame
Crimson the cheek at mention of a name?
The rapturous touch of some divine surprise
Flash deep suffusion of celestial dyes:
When hands clasped hands, and lips to lips were pressed,
And the heart's secret was at once confessed? [ Abraham Coles ]
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. [ Bible ]
Few and precious are the words which the lips of Wisdom utter,
To what shall their rarity be likened?
What price shall count their worth?
Perfect and much to be desired, and giving joy with riches,
No lovely thing on earth can picture all their beauty. [ Tupper ]
A woman who has surrendered her lips has surrendered everything. [ Viard ]
Oh, how sweet it is to hear our own conviction from another's lips! [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of little children. [ Thackeray ]
Trembling lips, tuned to such grief that they say bright words sadly. [ Sydney Dobell ]
My tongue within my lips I rein. For who talks much must talk in vain. [ Gay ]
As in the soft and sweet eclipse, when soul meets soul on lovers' lips. [ Shelley ]
Who of us has not regretted that age when laughter was ever on the lips! [ J. J. Rousseau ]
Govern the lips as they were palace doors, the king within;
Tranquil and fair and courteous be all words which from that presence win. [ Sir Edwin Arnold ]
You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe. [ Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, The Sour-Toe Cocktail ]
Once more for pity, that I may keep the flavor upon my lips till we meet again. [ Dryden ]
A sigh, a look, a word from your lips, that is the ambition of a heart like mine. [ Racine ]
Where the hand of tyranny is long we do not see the lips of men open with laughter. [ Saadi ]
Oh! let me live forever on those lips! The nectar of the gods to these is tasteless. [ Dryden ]
Then kissed me hard, as if he plucked up kisses by the roots, that grew upon my lips. [ William Shakespeare ]
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth: a stranger, and not thine own lips. [ Bible ]
Eloquence dwells quite as much in the hearts of the hearers as on the lips of the orator. [ Lamartine ]
In this state she gallops, night by night, over ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream. [ William Shakespeare ]
A serene face helps to make a serene soul; a smile on the lips induces a smile in the heart. [ George Hodges ]
Rascal! That word on the lips of a woman, addressed to a too daring man, often means - angel!
Who that has loved knows not the tender tale which flowers reveal, when lips are coy to tell? [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Your voiceless lips, O flowers, are living preachers - each cup a pulpit, and each leaf a book. [ Horace Smith ]
O kiss! mysterious beverage that the lips of lovers pour into each other, as into thirsty cups! [ A. de Musset ]
The rosebuds lay their crimson lips together, and the green leaves are whispering to themselves. [ Amelia B. Welby ]
I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, that shows at the same time pearls and the soul. [ Victor Hugo ]
The sublimest canticle to be heard on earth is the stammering of the human soul on the lips of infancy. [ Victor Hugo ]
Glances in a young woman are charming interpreters, which express what the lips would not dare to speak.
It is with a word as with an arrow: the arrow once loosed does not return to the bow; nor a word to the lips. [ Abdel-Kader ]
These things I revolve by myself with compressed lips, When I have any leisure, I amuse myself with my writings. [ Horace ]
I too must attempt a way by which I may raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men. [ Virgil ]
Her eyes, her lips, her cheeks, her shape, her features, seem to be drawn by love's own hand, by love himself in love. [ Dryden ]
Lips become compressed and drawn with anxious thought, and eyes the brightest are quenched of their fires by many tears. [ S. Lover ]
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 ]
If thou kiss Wisdom's cheek and make her thine, she will breathe into thy lips divinity, and thou, like Phoebus, shalt speak oracle. [ Decker ]
In those countries where the morals are the most dissolute, the language is the most severe; as if they would replace on the lips what has deserted the heart. [ Voltaire ]
The past but lives in words; a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale, unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Truth is always consistent with itself and needs nothing to help it out; it is always near at hand, and sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware. [ Tillotson ]
The girl of the period sets up to be natural, and is only rude; mistakes insolence for innocence; says everything that comes first to her lips, and thinks she is gay when she is only giddy. [ Beaconsfield ]
The great moments of life are but moments like others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips, though they cannot speak. [ Thackeray ]
"No" is a surly, honest fellow--speaks his mind rough and round at once. "But" is a sneaking, evasive, half-bred, exceptuous sort of conjunction, which comes to pull away the cup just when it is at your lips. [ Scott ]
Put a seal upon your lips and forget what you have done. After you have been kind, after love hath stolen forth into the world and done its beautiful work, go back into the shade again and say nothing about it.
The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips though they cannot speak. [ Thackeray ]
The examples of maternal influences are countless; Solomon himself records the words of wisdom that fell from a mother's lips, and Timothy was taught the Scriptures from a child by his grandmother and his mother. [ A. Ritchie ]
We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner time; keep back the tears, and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say,
Oh, nothing! Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts, not to hurt others. [ George Eliot ]
If flowers have souls, said Undine,
the bees, whose nurses they are, must seem to them darling children at the breast. I once fancied a paradise for the spirits of departed flowers.
They go, answered I,
not into paradise, but into a middle state; the souls of lilies enter into maidens' foreheads, those of hyacinths and forget-me-nots dwell in their eyes, and those of roses in their lips. [ Richter ]
O God, whom the world misjudges, and whom everything declares! listen to the last words that my lips pronounce! If I have wandered, it was in seeking Thy law. My heart may go astray, but it is full of Thee! I see, without alarm, eternity appear; and I can not think that a God who has given me life, that a God who has poured so many blessings on my days, will, now that my days are done, torment me for ever! [ The last prayer of Voltaire ]
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 ]