Much rain wears the marble. [ William Shakespeare ]
Men have marble, women wasen, minds. [ Shakespeare ]
Golden hair, like sunlight streaming
On the marble of her shoulder. [ J. G. Saxe ]
Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn'd,
Hath op'd his ponderous and marble jaws. [ William Shakespeare ]
Here the marble statues breathe in rows. [ Addison ]
And the cold marble leapt to life, a god. [ Milman ]
I heard the trailing garments of the Night
Sweep through her marble halls. [ Longfellow ]
Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm. [ Pope ]
Little drops of rain pierce the hard marble. [ Lily ]
Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble. [ Spurgeon ]
Youth dreams a bliss on this side death.
It dreams a rest, if not more deep.
More grateful than this marble sleep;
It hears a voice within it tell:
Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well.
'Tis all perhaps which man acquires,
But 'tis not what our youth desires. [ Matthew Arnold ]
The immortal mind, superior to his fate.
Amid the outrage of external things,
Firm as the solid base of this great world.
Rests on his own foundation. Blow, ye winds!
Ye waves! ye thunders! roll your tempests on!
Shake, ye old pillars of the marble sky!
Till at its orbs and all its worlds of fire
Be loosen'd from their seats; yet still serene,
The unconquer'd mind looks down upon the wreck;
And ever stronger as the storms advance,
Firm through the closing ruin holds his way,
When nature calls him to the destined goal. [ Akenside ]
Tears harden lust, though marble wear with raining. [ William Shakespeare ]
The more the marble wastes, the more the statue grows. [ Michael Angelo ]
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the mind. [ Proverb ]
A sculptor wields the chisel, and the stricken marble grows to beauty. [ Bryant ]
The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone. [ Wordsworth ]
The common mind is the true Parian marble, fit to be wrought into likeness to a god. [ George Bancroft ]
The soft drops of rain pierce the hard marble, many strokes overthrow the tallest oak. [ Lyly ]
His heart was one of those which most enamours us - wax to receive, and marble to retain. [ Byron ]
Marble, pearl, rose, dove, all may disappear: the pearl melts, the marble breaks, the rose fades, the bird escapes. [ T. Gautier ]
Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself. [ John Ruskin ]
An artist that works in marble or colors has them all to himself and his tribe: but the man who moulds his thoughts in verse has to employ the materials vulgarized by everybody's use, and glorify them by his handling. [ O. W. Holmes ]
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal souls, if we imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and love of fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity. [ Daniel Webster ]
It is not so much in buying pictures as in being pictures, that you can encourage a noble school. The best patronage of art is not that which seeks for the pleasures of sentiment in a vague ideality, nor for beauty of form in a marble image, but that which educates your children into living heroes, and binds down the flights and the fondnesses of the heart into practical duty and faithful devotion. [ Ruskin ]
A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero, - the wise, the good, or the great man, - very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light. [ Joseph Addison ]