The miserable are sacred. [ Seneca ]
To trifle with sacred things.
How sweet and sacred idleness is! [ Landor ]
Sweet music! sacred tongue of God. [ Charles G. Leland ]
O sacred hunger of ambitious minds! [ Spenser ]
Dewy evening's soft and sacred lull. [ Paul H. Hayne ]
Hence light to us and sacred draughts. [ M. of Cambridge University ]
Home is the sacred refuge of our life. [ Dryden ]
The sacred influence of light appears. [ Milton ]
Great men's vices are accounted sacred. [ Proverb ]
Great sorrow makes sacred the sufferer. [ Owen Meredith ]
Parent of happiness, celestial born
When the first man became a living soul;
His sacred genius thou. [ Dyer ]
Sacred religion! Mother of Form and Fear! [ Samuel Daniel ]
Now from the world,
Sacred to sweet retirement, lovers steal,
And pour their souls in transport. [ Thomson ]
The rising winds
And falling springs,
Birds, beasts, all things
Adore him in their kinds.
Thus all is hurled
In sacred hymns and order, the great chime
And symphony of nature. [ Henry Vaughan ]
Mark her majestic fabric; she's a temple
Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine;
Her soul's the Deity that lodges there;
Nor is the pile unworthy of the God. [ Dryden ]
The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years. [ Pope ]
Liberty and equality - lovely and sacred words! [ Mazzini ]
No trumpet-blast profaned
The hour in which the Prince of Peace was born;
No bloody streamlet stained
Earth's silver rivers on that sacred morn. [ Bryant ]
Friendship is the most sacred of all moral bonds. [ Proverb ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
My joy in friends, those sacred people, is my consolation. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
No law can be finally sacred to me but the law of my own nature. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid.
Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate. [ Horace Greeley ]
Conscience is a sacred sanctuary where God alone may enter as judge. [ Lamennais ]
O love! only a few rays of thy sacred fire radiate in this exhausted world! [ Voltaire ]
Such dupes are men to custom, and so prone
To reverence what is ancient, and can plead
A course of long observance for its use.
That even servitude, the worst of ills,
Because delivered down from sire to son, Is kept and guarded as a sacred thing! [ Cowper ]
Conscience is a sacred sanctuary, where God alone has the right to enter as judge. [ Lamennais ]
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. [ Emerson ]
Be in possession, and thou hast the right, and sacred will the many guard it for thee. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven. [ Hervey ]
I follow nature as the surest guide, and resign myself with implicit obedience to her sacred ordinances. [ Cicero ]
God's truth is too sacred to be expounded to superficial worldliness in its transient fit of earnestness. [ F. W. Robertson ]
O Music! how it grieves me that imprudence, intemperance, gluttony, should open their channels into thy sacred stream. [ Landor ]
And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. [ Thomas Jefferson ]
Within the sacred walls of libraries we find the best thoughts, the purest feelings, and the most exalted imaginings of our race. [ Bovee ]
Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth, and the sacred professions of friendship. [ Longfellow ]
Young voices around the domestic altar, breathing sacred music at the hour of morning and evening devotion, are a sweet and touching accompaniment. [ K. Arvine ]
The place where two friends first met is sacred to them all through their friendship, all the more sacred as their friendship deepens and grows old. [ Phillips Brooks ]
The man who has learned to triumph over sorrow wears his miseries as though they were sacred fillets upon his brow; and nothing is so entirely admirable as a man bravely wretched. [ Seneca ]
Science has done much for us; but it is a poor science that would hide from us the great deep sacred infinitude of Nescience, on which all science swims as a mere superficial film. [ Carlyle ]
Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace, or after ages of conflict and war; but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred. [ Edward Everett ]
Time, whose millioned accidents creep in betwixt vows, and change decrees of kings, tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharpest intents, divert strong minds to the course of altering things. [ William Shakespeare ]
Lover, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother: in those six words lies what the human heart contains of the sweetest, the most ecstatic, the most sacred, the purest, and the most ineffable. [ Massias ]
There never has been a nation that has not looked upon woman as the companion or the consolation of man, or as the sacred instrument of his life, and that has not honored her in those characters. [ A. de Musset ]
Sympathy wanting, all is wanting; its personal magnetism is the conductor of the sacred spark that lights our atoms, puts us in human communion, and gives us to company, conversation, and ourselves. [ A. B. Alcott ]
Art is a severe business; most serious when employed in grand and sacred objects. The artist stands higher than art, higher than the object. He uses art for his purposes, and deals with the object after his own fashion. [ Goethe ]
Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable celestial barrier, and the sacred air-castles of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality, and man by his nature is yet infinite and free. [ Carlyle ]
Of God's light I was not utterly bereft, if my as yet sealed eyes, with their unspeakable longing, could nowhere see Him; nevertheless in my heart He was present and His heaven-written law still stood legible and sacred there. [ Carlyle ]
O Truth! pure and sacred virgin, when wilt thou be worthily revered? O Goddess who instructs us, why didst thou put thy palace in a well? When will our learned writers, alike free from bitterness and from flattery, faithfully teach us life? [ Voltaire ]
I have always a sacred veneration for any one I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher; because the richest minerals are ever found under the most ragged and withered surfaces of the earth. [ Swift ]
The grave is a sacred workshop of nature! a chamber for the figure of the body; death and life dwell here together as man and wife. They are one body, they are in union; God has joined them together, and what God hath joined together let no man put asunder. [ Hippel ]
Let us pity the wicked man; for it is very sad to seek happiness where it does not exist. Let our compassion express itself in efforts to bring him gently back to sacred principle, and if he persist, let us pity him the more for a blindness so fatal to himself. [ De Charnage ]
How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds. [ Chapin ]
Liberty is the richest inheritance which man has received from the skies! When shall its sacred fire burn in every bosom, and kindling with the thrilling force of inspiration, spread from heart to heart and from mind to mind, and be the common privilege and birthright of every human being? [ Acton ]
We have often thought it strange that moralists should have written and spoken of the mutability of human life as if it were a thing to be dreaded and mourned over; to our mind, mutability is the soul of poetry, and the source of nearly all the most delightful and sacred pleasures of life. [ Stubbs ]
In the hour of distress and misery, the eye of every mortal turns to friendship; in the hour of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? My friend. [ W. S. Landor ]
How sacred, how beautiful, is the feeling of affection in pure and guileless bosoms! The proud may sneer at it, the fashionable may call it fable, the selfish and dissipated may affect to despise it; but the holy passion is surely of heaven, and is made evil by the corruptions of those whom it was sent to bless and to preserve. [ Mordaunt ]
A wise man will select his books, for he would not wish to class them all under the sacred name of friends. Some can be accepted only as acquaintances. The best books of all kinds are taken to the heart, and cherished as his most precious possessions. Others to be chatted with for a time, to spend a few pleasant hours with, and laid aside, but not forgotten. [ Langford ]
Music may be classed into natural, social, sacred, and martial; it is the twin sister of poetry, and like it has the power to sway the feelings and command the mind; in devotion it breathes the pure spirit of inspiration and love; in martial scenes it rouses the soul to fearless deeds of daring and valor, while it alleviates the cares, and enhances the innocent and cheerful enjoyments of domestic life. [ Acton ]
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 ]
Gratitude is a link between justice and love. It discharges by means of affections those debts which the affections only can discharge, and which are so much the more sacred for this reason. Gratitude never springs up in the soil of selfishness, for self-interest in its eagerness to appropriate is unable to understand the impulses of generosity or to measure the true value of the gift. And, when we do understand it, we must love much to be willing to accept, we refuse when we love but little. Gratitude is the justice of the heart. [ Degerando ]