O music, sphere descended maid,
Friend of pleasure, wisdom's aid. [ Collins ]
Rest is the fitting of self to its sphere. [ John Dwight ]
A globe of dew
Filling, in the morning new.
Some eyed flower, whose young leaves waken
On an unimagined world;
Constellated suns unshaken,
Orbits measureless are furled
In that frail and fading sphere.
With ten millions gathered there
To tremble, gleam and disappear. [ Shelley ]
Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere. [ Hen. IV ]
In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies;
All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies.
Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes,
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell,
Aspiring to be angels men rebel;
And who but wishes to invert the laws
Of order, sins against the Eternal cause. [ Pope ]
Oh! if there be, on this earthly sphere,
A boon, an offering heaven holds dear,
'Tis the last libation Liberty draws
From the heart that bleeds and breaks in her cause. [ Moore ]
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands.
And, with his compass, measures seas and lands. [ Dryden ]
Truth dwells not in the clouds; the bow that's there
Doth often aim at, never hit the sphere. [ George Herbert ]
Twas a public feast and public day -
Quite full, right dull, guests hot, and dishes cold,
Great plenty, much formality, small cheer.
And everybody out of their own sphere. [ Byron ]
He is wide of the mark; has gone quite out of his sphere.
The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman. [ Elizabeth Oakes Smith ]
That friendship, which is exerted in too wide a sphere, becomes totally useless. [ Goldsmith ]
Where musing Solitude might love to lift her soul above this sphere of earthliness. [ Shelley ]
The lower nature must always be denied when you are trying to rise to a higher sphere. [ Ward Beecher ]
The heart of true womanhood knows where its own sphere is, and never seeks to stray beyond it! [ Hawthorne ]
The sphere-harmony of a Shakespeare, of a Goethe, the cathedral music of a Milton, the humble, genuine lark-notes of a Burns. [ Carlyle ]
The truly great are to be found everywhere; nor is it easy to say in what condition they spring up most plentifully. Real greatness has nothing to do with a man's sphere. [ William Ellery Channing ]
Samuel Gardner was blind in one eye and in a moment of confusion he stepped out of a receiving and discharging door in one of the warehouses into the ineffable glories of the celestial sphere. [ Epitaph ]
It is difficult for the mind to span the career of nobody; the sphere of action opened to this wonderful person so enlarges every day that the limited faculties of anybody are too weak to compass it. [ Dickens ]
All life is surrounded by a great circumference of death; but to the believer in Jesus, beyond this surrounding death is a boundless sphere of life. He has only to die once to be done with death forever. [ James Hamilton ]
Love one human being with warmth and purity, and thou wilt love the world. The heart, in that celestial sphere of love, is like the sun in its course. From the drop on the rose to the ocean, all is for him a mirror, which he fills and brightens. [ Jean Paul ]
Individuals possessing moderate sized brains easily find their proper sphere, and enjoy in it scope for all their energy. In ordinary circumstances they distinguish themselves, but they sink when difficulties accumulate around them. Persons with large brains, on the other hand, do not readily attain their appropriate place; common occurrences do not rouse or call them forth. [ George Combe ]