Money calls, but does not stay:
It is round and rolls away. [ Proverb ]
Round numbers are always false. [ Johnson ]
Shall Error in the round of time
Still father Truth? [ Tennyson ]
Round the world, but never in it. [ Proverb of sailors ]
We are swinging round the circle. [ Andrew Johnson ]
A poem round and perfect as a star. [ Alexander Smith ]
That rises upward always higher,
And onward drags a laboring breast,
And topples round the dreary west,
A looming bastion fringed with fire. [ Tennyson ]
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
The brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread.
And Glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead. [ Theodore O'Hara ]
At a round table the heralds useless. [ Proverb ]
The world goes whispering to its own,
This anguish pierces to the bone;
And tender friends go sighing round,
What love can ever cure this wound?
My days go on, my days go on. [ E. B. Browning ]
This world is ever running its round. [ Proverb ]
And the dancing has begun now,
And the dancers whirl round gaily
In the waltz's giddy mazes.
And the ground beneath them trembles. [ Heine ]
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground
In a light fantastic round. [ Milton ]
My birthday! - what a different sound
That word had in my youthful ears;
And how each time the day comes round.
Less and less white its mark appears. [ Moore ]
See how the orient dew
Shed from the bosom of the morn
Into the blowing roses
(Yet careless of its mansion new
For the clear region where it was born)
Round in itself incloses,
And in its little globe's extent
Frames, as it can, its native element. [ Andrew Marvell ]
A little garden square and walled;
And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
Of shingle, and a walk divided it. [ Tennyson ]
While bright-eyed Science watches round. [ Gray ]
A sturdy oak, which nature forms
To brave a hundred winter's storms.
While round its head the whirlwinds blow.
Remains with root infix'd below:
When fell'd to earth, a ship it sails
Through dashing waves and driving gales
And now at sea, again defies
The threatening clouds and howling skies. [ Hoole ]
Night is the time for rest;
How sweet, when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
The curtain of repose.
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed. [ James Montgomery ]
Wisdom sits with children round her knees. [ Wordsworth ]
Look, the gentle day,
Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about
Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. [ William Shakespeare ]
One of those passing rainbow dreams.
Half light, half shade, which fancy's beams
Paint on the fleeting mists that roll,
In trance or slumber, round the soul! [ Moore ]
Heaven is not reached at a single bound,
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
And we mount to its summit, round by round. [ J. G. Holland, Pseudonym: Timothy Titcomb ]
All round the room my silent servants wait,
My friends in every season, bright and dim. [ Barry Cornwall ]
Death rides in triumph, - fell destruction
Lashes his fiery horse, and round about hint
His many thousand ways to let out souls. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]
He goes round it like a cat round hot broth. [ German Proverb ]
And sing to those that hold the vital shears;
And turn the adamantine spindle round,
On which the fate of gods and men is wound. [ Milton ]
The sea! the sea!- the open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth's wide regions round;
It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies;
Or like a cradled creature lies. [ Barry Cornwall ]
Eternal blessings crown my earliest friend,
And round his dwelling guardian saints attend. [ Goldsmith ]
Can wealth give happiness? look round, and see
What gay distress! what splendid misery!
Whatever fortune lavishly can pour.
The mind annihilates, and calls for more. [ Young ]
Round its breast the rolling clouds are spread.
Eternal sunshine settles on its head. [ Goldsmith ]
I heard the great echo flap
And buffet round the hills from bluff to bluff. [ Tennyson ]
Unhappy he! who from the first of joys.
Society, cut off, is left alone
Amid this world of death. Day after day.
Sad on the jutting eminence he sits,
And views the main that ever toils below;
Still fondly forming in the farthest verge,
Where the round ether mixes with the wave.
Ships, dim-discovered, dropping from the clouds;
At evening, to the setting sun he turns
A mournful eye, and down his dying heart
Sinks helpless. [ Thomson ]
Why is the hearse with scutcheons blazon'd round,
And with the nodding plume of ostrich crown'd?
No: the dead know it not, nor profit gain;
It only serves to prove the living vain. [ Gay ]
Live on, brave lives, chained to the narrow round
Of Duty; live, expend yourselves, and make
The orb of Being wheel onward steadfastly
Upon its path--the Lord of Life alone
Knows to what goal of Good; work on, live on. [ Lewis Morris ]
Fond man! though all the heroes of your line
Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine
In proud display; yet take this truth from
Virtue alone is true nobility! [ Gifford ]
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 ]
And as great seamen, using all their wealth
And skills in Neptune's deep invisible paths.
In tall ships richly built and ribbed with brass,
To put a girdle round about the world. [ Geo. Chapman ]
Children like olive plants round about thy table. [ Psalm cxxviii. 3 ]
Night wanes; the vapors round the mountains curled
Melt into morn, and light awakes the world. [ Byron ]
He led on; but thoughts
Seem'd gathering round which troubled him. The veins
Grew visible upon his swarthy brow,
And his proud lip was press'd as if with pain.
He trod less firmly; and his restless eye
Glanc'd forward frequently, as if some ill
He dared not meet were there. [ Willis ]
Sure as night follows day,
Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the world,
When pleasure treads the path which reason shuns. [ Young ]
Books, we know,
Are a substantial world, both pure and good;
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,
Our pastime and our happiness will grow. [ Wordsworth ]
It is the master-wheel which makes the mill go round. [ Proverb ]
Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the world,
When pleasure treads the paths which reason shuns. [ Young ]
Stringing the stars at random round her head,
Like a pearl network, there she sits, - bright Night! [ Philip J. Bailey ]
They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]
Clear and round dealing is the honour of man's nature. [ Proverb ]
Let us weep in our darkness - but weep not for him!
Not for him - who, departing, leaves millions in tears!
Not for him - who has died full of honor and years!
Not for him - who ascended Fame's ladder so high.
From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky. [ N. P. Willis ]
The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]
Twine round thee threads of steel, like thread on thread,
That grow to fetters, or bind down thy arms
With chains concealed in chaplets. Oh, not yet
Mayst thou embrace thy corselet, nor lay by
Thy sword; not yet, O Freedom, close thy lids
In slumber; for thine enemy never sleeps.
And thou must watch and combat till the day
Of the new earth and heaven. [ Bryant ]
The juicy pear Lies, in a soft profusion, scattered round. [ Thompson ]
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him. [ Bible ]
The usual trade and commerce, is cheating all round by consent. [ Proverb ]
He who goes round about in his requests wants commonly more than he chooses to appear to want. [ Lavater ]
The man of meditation is happy, not for an hour or a day, but quite round the circle of his years. [ Isaac Taylor ]
The fickle mob, how they are driven round by every wind that blows! Woe to him who leans on this reed! [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Where rivulets dance their wayward round, and beauty born of murmuring sound shall pass into her face. [ Wordsworth ]
The wheel of fortune turns incessantly round, and who can say within himself, I shall today be uppermost? [ Confucius ]
Thrice I attempted to throw my arms round her neck there, and her ghost, thrice clutched in vain, eluded my grasp. [ Virgil ]
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
How the universal heart of man blesses flowers! They are wreathed round the cradle, the marriage altar, and the tomb. [ Mrs. L. M. Child ]
A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round, If they have nothing else to grind, they must themselves be ground. [ Longfellow ]
All errors spring up in the neighborhood of some truth; they grow round about it, and, for the most part, derive their strength from such contiguity. [ Rev. T. Binney ]
A good name is like precious ointment; it filleth all round about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers. [ Bacon ]
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow. [ Seneca ]
The great silent man! Looking round on the noisy inanity of the world, - words with little meaning, actions with little worth, - one loves to reflect on the great Empire of Silence. [ Carlyle ]
That same dew, which sometime on the buds was wont to swell, like round and orient pearls, stood now within the pretty flowerets' eyes, like tears that did their own disgrace bewail. [ William Shakespeare ]
People seem to think themselves in some ways superior to heaven itself, when they complain of the sorrow and want round about them. And yet it is not the devil for certain who puts pity into their hearts. [ Anne Isabella 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 ]
The widow who has been bereft of her children may seem in after years no whit less placid, no whit less serenely gladsome; nay, more gladsome than the woman whose blessings are still round her. I am amazed to see how wounds heal. [ Charles Buxton ]
Love is blind, and the figure of Cupid is drawn with a bandage round his eyes. Blind: yes, because he does not see what he does not like; but the sharpest-sighted hunter in the universe is Love for finding what he seeks, and only that. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Granted the ship comes into harbour with shrouds and tackle damaged; the pilot is blameworthy; he has not been all-wise and all-powerful; but to know how blameworthy, tell us first whether his voyage has been round the globe or only to Ramsgate and the Isle of Dogs. [ Carlyle ]
Courtship is a fine bowling-green turf, all galloping round and sweethearting, a sunshine holiday in summer time; but when once through matrimony's turnpike, the weather becomes wintry, and some husbands are seized with a cold, aguish fit, to which the faculty give the name of indifference. [ G. A. Stevens ]
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Does not Mr. Bryant say that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while Error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger? [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
Looking round on the noisy inanity of the world, words with little meaning, actions with little worth, one loves to reflect on the great empire of silence. The noble silent men, scattered here and there each in his department, silently thinking, silently working; whom no morning newspaper makes mention of. [ Carlyle ]
I can still recall old Mister Barnslow getting out every morning and nailing a fresh load of tadpoles to the old board of his. Then he'd spin it round and round, like a wheel of fortune, and no matter where it stopped he'd yell out,
Tadpoles! Tadpoles is a winner! We all thought he was crazy. But then we had some growing up to do. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
How the universal heart of man blesses flowers! They are wreathed round the cradle, the marriage altar, and the tomb; all these are appropriate uses. Flowers should deck the brow of the youthful bride, for they are in themselves a lovely type of marriage; they should twine round the tomb, for their perpetually renewed beauty is a symbol of the resurrection; they should festoon the altar, for their fragrance and their beauty ascend in perpetual worship before the Most High. [ Mrs. L. M. Child ]
When the desire of wealth is taking hold of the heart, let us look round and see how it operates upon those whose industry or fortune has obtained it. When we find them oppressed with their own abundance, luxurious with out pleasure, idle without ease, impatient and querulous in themselves, and despised or hated by the rest of mankind, we shall soon be convinced that if the real wants of our condition are satisfied, there remains little to be sought with solicitude or desired with eagerness. [ Dr. Johnson ]