One year a nurse,
And seven the worse. [ Proverb ]
Solitude's the nurse of woe. [ Parnell ]
Vice is but a nurse of agonies. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Melancholy is the nurse of frenzy. [ William Shakespeare ]
Temperance is the nurse of chastity. [ Wycherley ]
Our foster-nurse of nature is repose. [ William Shakespeare ]
Idleness is the nurse of naughtiness. [ Robert Burton ]
Sluggish idleness - the nurse of sin. [ Spenser ]
The nurse of infidelity is sensuality. [ Cecil ]
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. [ Sir Bayle Roche ]
Flattery, the dangerous nurse of vice. [ Daniel ]
Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense! [ Pope ]
Ignorance is the wet-nurse of prejudice. [ H. W. Shaw ]
Many kiss the child for the nurse's sake. [ Proverb ]
O comfort-killing Night, image of hell!
Dim register and notary of shame!
Black stage for tragedies and murders fell!
Vast, sin-concealing chaos! nurse of blame!
Blind, muffled bawd! dark harbor for defame!
Grim cave of death! whispering conspirator,
With close-tongued treason and the ravisher! [ William Shakespeare ]
Sweet nurse of nature, over the senses creep. [ Churchill ]
To nurse up and keep a vice, is a vast charge. [ Proverb ]
The nurse is valued till the child be done sucking. [ Proverb ]
Love is the offspring of chance: its nurse is habit. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
Peace, dear nurse of arts, plenties and joyful births. [ William Shakespeare ]
To nurse the flowers, to root up the weeds, is the business of the gardener. [ Bodenstedt ]
Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them. [ Owen Feltham ]
Falsehood is often rocked by truth; but she soon outgrows her cradle and discards her nurse. [ Colton ]
A circumnavigator of the globe is less influenced by all the nations he has seen than by his nurse. [ Jean Paul ]
O Death, what are thou? nurse of dreamless slumbers freshening the fevered flesh to a wakefulness eternal. [ Tupper ]
Water is the mother of the vine. The nurse and fountain of fecundity. The adorner and refresher of the world. [ Chas. Mackay ]
The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! [ Burke ]
How wayward is this foolish love, that, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse and presently, all humble, kiss the rod. [ William Shakespeare ]
Friendship has the skill and observation of the best physician, the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse, and the tenderness and patience of the best mother. [ Earl of Clarendon ]
In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams - they are the world in which he lives. [ Bettina von Arnim ]
In my opinion mothers ought to bring up and suckle their own children; for they bring them up with greater affection and with greater anxiety, as loving them from the heart, and so to speak, every inch of them; but the love of a nurse is spurious and counterfeit, as loving them only for hire. [ Plutarch ]