Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of Time. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Dark eyes - eternal soul of pride!
Deep life in all that's true!
Away, away to other skies!
Away over seas and sands!
Such eyes as those were never made
To shine in other lands. [ Leland ]
Where the sea goes there let the sands go. [ Proverb ]
Let him set up a shop upon Goodwin's sands. [ Proverb ]
Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen. [ William Shakespeare ]
To escape the rocks, and perish in the sands. [ Proverb ]
Think naught a trifle, though it small appear:
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life. [ Edward Young ]
A daring pilot in extremity;
Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high
He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit,
Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide; [ Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel ]
Tenterden steeple was the cause of Goodwin's sands. [ Proverb ]
On the tawny sands and shelves trip the pert fairies and the dapper elves. [ Milton ]
Little waves with their soft white hands efface the footprints in the sands. [ Longfellow ]
A mariner must have his eye upon rocks and sands as well as upon the north star. [ Proverb ]
And they three passed over the white sands, between the rocks, silent as the shadows. [ Coleridge ]
The sands are number'd, that make up my life; Here must I stay, and here my life must end. [ William Shakespeare ]
Some books are drenched sands, on which a great soul's wealth lies all in heaps, like a wrecked argosy. [ Adam Smith ]
He that would reckon up all the accidents preferments depend upon, may as well undertake to count the sands or sun up infinity. [ South ]