Follow thou thy own star. [ Dante ]
One kindly deed may turn
The fountain of thy soul
To love's sweet day-star,
That shall over thee burn
Long as its currents roll. [ Holmes ]
The star of the unconquered will. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
'Tis noon - a calm, unbroken sleep
Is on the blue waves of the deep;
A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
Is floating over wood and stream;
And many a broad magnolia flower,
Within its shadowy woodland bower,
Is gleaming like a lovely star. [ George D. Prentice ]
What by duty's voice is bidden.
There, where duty's star may guide,
Thither follow, that accomplish,
Whatsoever else betide. [ R. C. Trench ]
A poem round and perfect as a star. [ Alexander Smith ]
That star on life's tremulous ocean. [ Moore ]
Just above yon sandy bar,
As the day grows fainter and dimmer.
Lonely and lovely, a single star
Lights the air with a dusky glimmer. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Our jovial star reigned at his birth. [ William Shakespeare ]
Well, when the eve has its last streak
The night has its first star. [ Robert Browning ]
Our life is scarce the twinkle of a star
In God's eternal day. [ Bayard Taylor ]
If I shoot at the sun, I may hit a star. [ P. T. Barnum ]
Tempted Fate will leave the loftiest star. [ Byron ]
Bright as does the morning star appear,
Out of the east with flaming locks bedight,
To tell the dawning day is drawing near. [ Spenser ]
Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early or too late. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]
One may point at a star, but not pull at it. [ Proverb ]
Morn, in the white wake of the morning star,
Came, furrowing all the orient into gold. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And Cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness.
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come
From God, who is our home.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
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At length the man perceives it die away.
And fade into the light of common day. [ Wordsworth ]
The healing of the world
Is in its nameless saints. Each separate star
Seems nothing; but a myriad scattered stars
Break up the night, and make it beautiful. [ Bayard Taylor ]
O star-eyed Science, hast thou wandered there,
To waft us home the message of despair. [ Campbell ]
Dark the Night, with breath all flowers.
And tender broken voice that fills
With ravishment the listening hours, -
Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills!
Dark the night
Yet is she bright.
For in her dark she brings the mystic star.
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love.
From some unknown afar. [ George Eliot ]
These eyes tho' clear
To outward view of blemish or of spot.
Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot.
Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear
Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year.
Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will, nor have a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
Right onward. [ Milton ]
Now the bright Morning-star, Day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her
The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose. [ Milton ]
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost.
Who sums the treasure that it carries hence?
Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost,
Star-eyed Intelligence. [ Mary Clemmer ]
These earthly god-fathers of heaven's lights
That give a name to every fixed star
Have no more profit of their shining nights
Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. [ William Shakespeare ]
Something beyond! The immortal morning stands
Above the night, clear shines her prescient brow;
The pendulous star in her transfigured hands
Lights up the Now. [ Mary Clemmer ]
O happy unowned youths! your limbs can bear
The scorching dog-star and the winter's air,
While the rich infant, nursed with care and pain,
Thirsts with each heat and coughs with every rain! [ Gay ]
Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky! [ Whittier ]
The loveliest flowers the closest cling to earth,
And they first feel the sun: so violets blue;
So the soft star-like primrose - drenched in dew -
The happiest of spring's happy, fragrant birth. [ Keble ]
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
No! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved;
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. [ William Shakespeare ]
They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]
Than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway
Of magic potent over sun and star,
Is love, though oft to agony distrest,
And though his favorite seat be feeble woman's breast. [ Wordsworth ]
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. [ Victor Hugo ]
The genius, our companion, who rules our natal star, knows. [ Horace ]
What is pride? a whizzing rocket That would emulate a star. [ Wordsworth ]
Night drew her sable curtain down, and pinned it with a star. [ Macdonald Clarke ]
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. [ Confucius ]
Blessings star forth forever; but a curse is like a cloud, it passes. [ Bailey ]
A mariner must have his eye upon rocks and sands as well as upon the north star. [ Proverb ]
The gravest events dawn with no more noise than the morning star makes in rising. [ Beecher ]
Tell me, sweet eyes, from what divinest star did ye drink in your liquid melancholy? [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of man than the discovery of a star. [ Brillat-Savarin ]
Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun, and the two are never far apart. [ Colton ]
We think our civilisation near its meridian; but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
The heart needs not for its heaven much space, nor many stars therein, if only the star of love has arisen. [ Jean Paul ]
In the dark a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and to fix his course. [ Metastasio, Achille ]
The sun's power cannot draw a wandering star from its path. How then could a human being fall out of God's love! [ Rückert ]
In the grimmest rocky wildernesses of existence there are blessed well-springs, there is an everlasting guiding star. [ Carlyle ]
Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves. [ L'Estrange ]
The bride, lovely herself, and lovely by her side a bevy of bright nymphs, with sober grace came glittering like a star, and took her place. [ Dryden ]
Yellow japanned buttercups and star-disked dandelions - just as we see them lying in the grass, like sparks that have leaped from the kindling sun of summer. [ O. W. Holmes ]
I dislike an eye that twinkles like a star. Those only are beautiful which, like the planets, have a steady, lambent light - are luminous, but not sparkling. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
The field cannot be well seen from within the field. The astronomer must have his diameter of the earth's orbit as a base to fix the parallax of any other star. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
The accepted and betrothed lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden in her acceptance of him. She was heaven whilst he pursued her as a star - she cannot be heaven if she stoops to such a one as he. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Genius has privileges of its own; it selects an orbit for itself; and be this never so eccentric, if it is indeed a celestial orbit, we mere star-gazers must at last compose ourselves, must cease to cavil at it, and begin to observe it and calculate its laws. [ Carlyle ]
No language can express the power and beauty, and heroism and majesty of a mother's love; it shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over the wastes of worldly fortune sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star in heaven. [ E. H. Chapin ]
We speak of persons as jovial, as being born under the planet Jupiter or Jove, which was the joyfullest star and the happiest augury of all. A gloomy person was said to be saturnine, as being born under the planet Saturn, who was considered to make those who owned his influence, and were born when he was in the ascendant, grave and stern as himself. [ Trench ]
The loss of a mother is always severely felt; even though Her health may incapacitate her from taking any active part in the care of her family, still she is a sweet rallying-point, around which affection and obedience, and a thousand tender endeavors to please concentrate; and dreary is the blank when such a point is withdrawn! It is like that lonely star before us; neither its heat nor light are anything to us in themselves; yet the shepherd would feel his heart sad if he missed it, when he lifts his eye to the brow of the mountain over which it rises when the sun descends. [ Lamartine ]