How calm - how beautiful comes on
The stilly hour, when storms have gone,
When warring winds have died away
And clouds, beneath the dancing ray
Melt off and leave the land and sea,
Sleeping in bright tranquillity. [ Moore ]
Vows made in storms are forgot in calms. [ Proverb ]
A sturdy oak, which nature forms
To brave a hundred winter's storms.
While round its head the whirlwinds blow.
Remains with root infix'd below:
When fell'd to earth, a ship it sails
Through dashing waves and driving gales
And now at sea, again defies
The threatening clouds and howling skies. [ Hoole ]
Convulsive anger storms at large; or pale
And silent, settles into full revenge. [ Thomson ]
Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life. [ Byron ]
An old man, broken with the storms of state,
Is come to lay his weary bones among ye;
Give him a little earth for charity! [ William Shakespeare ]
A song to the oak, the brave old oak,
Who hath ruled in the greenwood long;
Here's health and renown to his broad,
green crown, And his fifty arms so strong.
There's fear in his frown when the goes down,
And the fire in the West fades out;
And he showeth his might on a wild midnight,
When the storms through his branches shout. [ H. F. Chorley ]
The immortal mind, superior to his fate.
Amid the outrage of external things,
Firm as the solid base of this great world.
Rests on his own foundation. Blow, ye winds!
Ye waves! ye thunders! roll your tempests on!
Shake, ye old pillars of the marble sky!
Till at its orbs and all its worlds of fire
Be loosen'd from their seats; yet still serene,
The unconquer'd mind looks down upon the wreck;
And ever stronger as the storms advance,
Firm through the closing ruin holds his way,
When nature calls him to the destined goal. [ Akenside ]
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 ]
Great souls attract sorrow as mountains do storms. [ Richter ]
Battering the gates of heaven with storms of prayer. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart. [ Proverb ]
Superstition excites storms; philosophy appeases them. [ Voltaire ]
In love, one must not attack a place unless one storms it.
A contented heart is an even sea in the midst of all storms.
Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. [ Epicurus ]
Triumphant arch, that fill'st the sky when storms prepare to part! [ Campbell ]
The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms. [ Edgar A. Poe ]
Passions are like storms which, full of present mischief, serve to purify the atmosphere. [ Ramsay ]
The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms: everything is more beautiful when they have passed. [ Madame Necker ]
While black with storms the ruffled ocean rolls, and from the fisher's art defends her finny shoals. [ Sir R. Blackmore ]
Patience is the ballast of the soul that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the greatest storms. [ Bishop Hopkins ]
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. [ Epicurus ]
Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life! the evening beam that smiles the clouds away and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray! [ Byron ]
It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore. [ Chapin ]
Great souls attract sorrows as mountains do storms. But the thunder-clouds break upon them, and they thus form a shelter for the plains around. [ Jean Paul ]
Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven. [ Thomas Fuller ]
Leave a friend! So base I am not. I followed him in his prosperity, when the skies were clear and shining, and will not leave him when storms begin to rise. [ Metastasio ]
To protect ourselves against the storms of passion, marriage with a good woman is a harbor in the tempest; but with a bad woman it is a tempest in the harbor. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
To protect one's self against the storms of passion, marriage with a good woman is a harbor in the tempest; but with a bad woman, it proves a tempest in the harbor. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
The greatest man is he who chooses the right with invincible resolution; who resists the sorest temptations from within and without; who is calmest in storms, and whose reliance on truth, on virtue, on God, is the most unfaltering. [ Channing ]
It is the passions which do and undo everything; if reason ruled, nothing would get on. It is said that pilots fear beyond everything those halcyon seas where the vessel obeys not the helm, and that they prefer wind at the risk of storms. [ Fontenelle ]
Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forever more. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame. [ Chapin ]