No silver no service. [ Proverb ]
With roses musky-breathed,
And drooping daffodilly.
And silver-leaved lily,
And ivy darkly-wreathed,
I wove a crown before her.
For her I love so dearly. [ Tennyson ]
Silver from the living
Is gold in the giving:
Gold from the dying
Is but silver a-flying.
Gold and silver from the dead
Turn too often into lead. [ Fuller ]
The silver livery of advised age. [ William Shakespeare ]
The house is smiling with silver. [ Horace ]
And silver white the river gleams,
As if Diana in her dreams,
Had dropt her silver bow
Upon the meadows low. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
A silver key can open an iron lock. [ Proverb ]
Speech is silver, silence is golden. [ Carlyle ]
And on the balmy zephyrs tranquil rest
The silver clouds. [ Keats ]
And all the meadows, wide unrolled,
Were green and silver, green and gold.
Where buttercups and daisies spun
Their shining tissues in the sun. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
Is no coin good silver but your penny? [ Proverb ]
True love's the gift which God has given
To man alone beneath the heaven;
It is not fantasy's hot fire,
Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly;
It liveth not in fierce desire,
With dead desire it doth not die;
It is the secret sympathy.
The silver link, the silken tie.
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind,
In body and in soul can bind. [ Walter Scott ]
Curst be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade!
The lily peace outshines the silver store,
And life is dearer than the golden ore.
Yet money tempts us over the desert brown,
To every distant mart and wealthy town. [ Collins ]
The tongue of the just is as choice silver. [ Bible ]
When night hath set her silver lamp on high.
Then is the time for study. [ Bailey ]
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun. [ Shakespeare ]
These grains of gold are not grains of wheat!
These bars of silver thou canst not eat;
These jewels and pearls and precious stones
Cannot cure the aches in thy bones,
Nor keep the feet of death one hour
From climbing the stairways of thy tower. [ Longfellow ]
Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining.
Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day,
Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining,
Buds that open only to decay. [ Longfellow ]
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 ]
Lo, here the gentle lark, weary of rest.
From his moist cabinet mounts up on high.
And wakes the morning, from whose silver breast
The sun ariseth in his majesty;
Who doth the world so gloriously behold,
That cedar-tops and hills seem burnish'd gold. [ William Shakespeare ]
Make a silver bridge for your enemy to fly over. [ Proverb ]
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night.
Like softest music to attending ears! [ William Shakespeare ]
See the dapple coursers of the morn
Beat up the light with their bright silver hoofs,
And chase it through the sky. [ Marston ]
Silver, though white.
Yet it draws black lines; it shall not rule my palm
There to mark forth its base corruption. [ Middleton and Rowley ]
Silver is of less value than gold, gold than virtue. [ Horace ]
Silver is less valuable than gold, gold than virtue. [ Horace ]
And when she spake, Sweete words,
like dropping honey, she did shed;
And 'twixt the perles and rubies softly brake
A silver sound, that heavenly musicke seem'd to make. [ Spenser ]
Every man is not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. [ Proverb ]
In the interchange of thought use no coin but gold and silver. [ Joubert ]
Gold and silver were mingled with dirt till avarice parted them. [ Proverb ]
Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night. [ Proverb ]
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. [ Solomon ]
Children cry for nuts and apples, and old men for gold and silver. [ Proverb ]
He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on his tongue. [ Proverb ]
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright, and is as choice silver. [ Bible ]
The silver-leaved birch retains in its old age a soft bark; there are some such men. [ Auerbach ]
Behold the groves that shine with silver frost, their beauty withered, and their verdure lost! [ Pope ]
Wisdom is neither gold, nor silver, nor fame, nor wealth, nor health, nor strength, nor beauty. [ Plutarch ]
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase. [ Bible ]
Riches do not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in proportion than our neighbours. [ Locke ]
Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society. We do not go to market with ingots, but with silver and small change. [ Chamfort ]
Beauty attracts us men, but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed with gold or silver beside, it attracts with tenfold power. [ Richter ]
The pleasantest angling is to see the fish cut with her golden oars the silver stream, and greedily devour the treacherous bait. [ William Shakespeare ]
Study rather to fill your mind than your coffers; knowing that gold and silver were originally mingled with dirt, until avarice or ambition parted them. [ Seneca ]
Whoever sinks his vessel by overloading it, though it be with gold, and silver, and precious stones, will give his owner but an ill account of his voyage. [ Locke ]
Qualities of a too superior order render a man less adapted to society. One does not go to market with big lumps of gold; one goes with silver or small change. [ Chamfort ]
Necessary or Essential? Necessary signifies not to be departed from, and is a general and an indefinite term. The essential contains that essence or property which cannot be omitted. It is necessary for men to die. Exercise is essential to the preservation of health. There is an essential difference between gold and silver. Here we could not properly use necessary for essential. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]
If I am allowed to give a metaphorical allusion to the future state of the blessed, I should imagine it by the orange-grove in that sheltered glen on which the sun is now beginning to shine, and of which the trees are, at the same time, loaded with sweet golden fruit and balmy silver flowers. Such objects may well portray a state in which hope and fruition become one eternal feeling. [ Sir H. Davy ]