It is Midsummer moon with you. [ Proverb ]
In silence sad.
Trip we after the night's shade;
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wandering moon. [ William Shakespeare ]
The moon is made of green cheese. [ Proverb ]
The man in the moon drinks claret. [ Proverb ]
The rising moon has hid the stars;
Her level rays, like golden bars,
Lie on the landscape green,
With shadows brown between. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
The time draws near the birth of Christ:
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist. [ Tennyson ]
He spent Michaelmas rent in Midsummer moon. [ Proverb ]
The stars are forth, the moon above the tops
Of the snow-shining mountains - Beautiful!
I linger yet with nature, for the night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man; and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness,
I learned the language of another world. [ Byron ]
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun. [ Shakespeare ]
Slips of yew, silvered in the moon's eclipse. [ William Shakespeare ]
Great deeds cannot die;
They with the sun and moon renew their light,
For ever blessing those that look on them. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
There's not a wind but whispers of thy name,
And not a flower that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale
Of thee, my love. [ Barry Cornwall ]
You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter. [ Proverb ]
These eyes tho' clear
To outward view of blemish or of spot.
Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot.
Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear
Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year.
Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will, nor have a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
Right onward. [ Milton ]
Night is fair virtue's immemorial friend;
The conscious moon, through every distant age.
Has held a lamp to wisdom, and let fall
On contemplation's eye her purging ray. [ Young ]
'Tis midnight now. The bent and broken moon,
Battered and black, as from a thousand battles,
Hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven. [ Joaquin Miller ]
If the sun shines on me, what matters the moon? [ Proverb ]
Long while I sought to what I might compare
Those powerful eyes, which light my dark spirit;
Yet found I nought on earth, to which I dare
Resemble the image of their goodly light.
Not to the sun, for they do shine by night;
Nor to the moon, for they are changed never;
Nor to the stars, for they have purer sight;
Nor to the fire, for they consume not ever;
Nor to the lightning, for they still persevere;
Nor to the diamond, for they are more tender;
Nor unto crystal, for nought may they sever;
Nor unto glass, such baseness might offend her;
Then to the Maker's self the likest be;
Whose light doth lighten all that here we see. [ Spenser ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
Hear the mellow wedding bells.
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten golden notes,
And all in tune
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listen? while she gloats
On the moon! [ Poe ]
How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air.
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene heaven:
In full-orb'd glory yonder moon divine
Rolls through the dark blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night! [ Southey ]
If the sun shines on me, I care not for the moon. [ Italian Proverb ]
They threw their caps
As they would hang them on the horns of the moon,
Shouting their emulation. [ William Shakespeare ]
The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs the deep. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
The moon is a moon still, whether it shine or not. [ Proverb ]
He sits up by moon-shine and lies a-bed in sun-shine. [ Proverb ]
Set not your house on fire to be revenged of the moon. [ Proverb ]
Do not cry out to no purpose (don't bark at the moon). [ French Proverb ]
Thou shalt have moon-shine in your mustard-pot for it. [ Proverb ]
Love is like the moon: when it does not increase, it decreases. [ Segur ]
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. [ Confucius ]
You are as likely to obtain your wish, as the wolf is to eat the moon. [ Proverb ]
Day and night, sun and moon, air and light, every one must have, and none can buy. [ Proverb ]
Thy wife is a constitution of virtues: she's the moon, and thou art the man in the moon. [ Congreve ]
Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon, silvering over the evening of life. [ Jean Paul ]
But her's, which through the crystal tears gave light. Shone like the moon in water seen by night. [ William Shakespeare ]
He will shoot higher that shoots at the moon, than he that shoots at a dunghill, though he miss the mark. [ Proverb ]
Friendship closes its eye rather than see the moon eclipsed; while malice denies that it is ever at the full. [ J. C. Hare ]
When pleasure, like the midnight flower that scorns the eye of vulgar light, begins to bloom for sons of night and maids who love the moon. [ Moore ]
A good heart is the sun and moon, or, rather, the sun. and not the moon; for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly. [ William Shakespeare ]
Woman was formed to admire; man to be admirable. His are the glories of the sun at noonday; hers the softened splendors of the midnight moon. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Merit is never so conspicuous as when coupled with an obscure origin, just as the moon never appears so lustrous as when it emerges from a cloud. [ Bovee ]
The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene. [ Montaigne ]
Let men say, we be men of good government; being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we steal. [ William Shakespeare ]
The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him. [ Confucius ]
I am convinced that if the virtuosi could once find out a world in the moon, with a passage to it, our women would wear nothing but what directly came from thence. [ Swift ]
A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep one has two highest tides, when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon. [ Hare ]
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase; as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. [ Burton ]
A jealous man is suspicious, evermore judging the worst; for if his wife be merry, he thinketh her immodest; if sober, sullen; if pleasant, unconstant; if she laugh, it is lewdly; if she look, it is lightly; yea, he is still casting beyond the moon, and watcheth as the crafty cat over the silly mouse. [ J. Bodenham ]
Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham!, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say,
Think again, bat man. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men,
If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky. Just then the eclipse would start, and they'd probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Some men of a secluded and studious life have sent forth from their closet or their cloister rays of intellectual light that have agitated courts and revolutionized kingdoms; like the moon which, though far removed from the ocean, and shining upon it with a serene and sober light, is the chief cause of all those ebbings and flowings which incessantly disturb that restless world of waters. [ Colton ]
The light of the sun, the light of the moon, and the light of the air, in nature and substance are one and the same light, and yet they are there distinct lights: the light of the sun being of itself, and from none; the light of the moon from the sun; and the light of the air from them both. So the Divine Nature is one, and the persons three; subsisting, after a diverse manner, in one and the same Nature. [ R. Newton ]
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 ]