Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd unfledged comrade. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
In thy heart there is a holy spot,
As 'mid the waste an isle of fount and palm,
Forever green! - the world’s breath enters not.
The passion-tempest may not break its calm,
'Tis thine, all thine. [ Mrs. Hemans ]
Whoever gains the palm by merit, let him hold it. [ Thomas Nelson, Latin Proverb ]
Life is a combat, of which the palm is in heaven. [ Delavigne ]
Silver, though white.
Yet it draws black lines; it shall not rule my palm
There to mark forth its base corruption. [ Middleton and Rowley ]
'Twas a hand
White, delicate, dimpled, warm, languid, and bland
The hand of a woman is often, in youth.
Somewhat rough, somewhat red, somewhat graceless, in truth;
Does its beauty refine, as its pulses grow calm,
Or as sorrow has crossed the life line in the palm? [ Lord Lytton ]
Many rise under their burdens, more like camels than palm trees. [ Proverb ]
Next to ye both I love the palm, with his leaves of beauty, his fruit of balm. [ Bayard Taylor ]
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. [ William Penn ]
No workman steel, no ponderous axes rung: Like some tall palm the noiseless fabric sprung. [ Bishop Heber ]
It is the temper of the highest hearts, like the palm-tree, to strive most upwards when it is most burdened. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Her hand, in whose comparison all whites are ink writing their own reproach, to whose soft seizure the cygnet's down is harsh, and spirit of sense hard as the palm of ploughman! [ William Shakespeare ]
The truly great and good in affliction bear a countenance more princely than they are wont, for it is the temper of the highest hearts, like the palm tree, to strive most upwards when it is most burdened. [ S. P. Sidney ]