Earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. [ William Shakespeare ]
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death! [ Mrs. Hemans ]
Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours,
Makes the night morning, and the noontide night. [ William Shakespeare ]
Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last.
Shut thee from Heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
In seasons of tumult and discord, the worst men have the greatest power. [ Tac ]
The constancy of the benefit of the year in their seasons argues a Diety. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The seasons alter; hoary-headed frosts fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose. [ William Shakespeare ]
The change of seasons pleaseth nature, and the mutability of riches delighteth fortune. [ Boetius ]
Money is like an icicle, soon found at certain seasons, and soon melted under other circumstances. [ Spurgeon ]
There is one penny saved in four, between buying in thy necessity, and when the markets and seasons are fittest for it. [ Lord Burleigh ]
A friend gilds the scene of life with sunshine, seasons the cup of plenty, assuages fear, quickens hope, and animates pleasure. [ T. L. O'Beirne ]
He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement seasons. [ Swift ]
Enthusiasm is a virtue rarely to be met with in seasons of calm and unruffled prosperity. Enthusiasm flourishes in adversity, kindles in the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of renown. [ Dr. Chalmers ]
There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Enthusiasm is a virtue rarely to be met with in seasons of calm and unruffled prosperity. Enthusiasn: Nourishes in adversity, kindles in the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of renown. The terrors of persecution only serve to quicken the energy of its purposes. It swells in proud integrity, and, great in the purity of its cause, it can scatter defiance amidst hosts of enemies. [ Dr. Chalmers ]
The grandest operations, both in nature and in grace, are the most silent and imperceptible. The shallow brook babbles in its passage, and is heard by every one; but the coming on of the seasons is silent and unseen. The storm rages and alarms, but its fury is soon exhausted, and its effects are partial and soon remedied; but the dew, though gentle and unheard, is immense in quantity, and the very life of large portions of the earth. And these are pictures of the operations of grace in the church and in the soul. [ Cecil ]