Hold each strange tale devoutly true. [ Collins ]
Our life contains a thousand springs.
And dies if one be gone.
Strange! that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long. [ Watts ]
More strange than true, I never may believe
These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. [ William Shakespeare ]
Your face, my Thane, is as a book, where men
May read strange matters. [ William Shakespeare ]
There is strange music in the stirring wind! [ Rev. Wm. L. Bowles ]
Strange - is it not? - that of the myriads who
Before us passed the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the road
Which to discover we must travel too. [ Omar Khayyam ]
Strange customs do not thrive in foreign soil. [ Schiller ]
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. [ William Shakespeare ]
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. [ Byron ]
And then her look - Oh, where's the heart so wise
Could, unbewilder'd, meet those matchless eyes?
Quick, restless, strange, but exquisite withal.
Like those of angels. [ Moore ]
Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come. [ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar ]
Better free in a strange land than a slave at home. [ German Proverb ]
O Death, O Beyond, Thou art sweet, thou art strange! [ Mrs. Browning ]
The spell is thine that reaches
The heart, and makes the wisest head its sport;
And there's one rare, strange virtue in thy speeches,
The secret of their mastery - they are short. [ Halleck ]
I dreamt my lady came and found me dead.
(Strange dream! that gives a dead man leave to think)
And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips
That I reviv'd, and was an emperor. [ William Shakespeare ]
And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted dreams.
And into glory peep. [ Vaughan ]
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 ]
It is a strange salt fish that no water can make fresh. [ Proverb ]
It is a strange wood that has never a dead bough in it. [ Proverb ]
Still seems it strange that thou should'st live forever?
Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all? [ Young ]
Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live for ever?
Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all?
This is a miracle, and that no more. [ Young ]
All things must change to something new, to something strange. [ Longfellow ]
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and nothing so strange. [ Danish Webster ]
Strange an astrologer should die without one wonder in the sky. [ Swift ]
Gold causes strange disorders when it falls into a fool s hand. [ Proverb ]
A strange ox every now and then turns its eyes wistfully to the door. [ Proverb ]
It is the witness still of excellency to put a strange face on his own perfection. [ William Shakespeare ]
The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone. [ Wordsworth ]
Strange that cowards cannot see that their greatest safety lies in dauntless courage. [ Lavater ]
He is a worthy gentleman, exceedingly well read and profited in strange concealments. [ Shakespeare ]
The day seems long, but night is odious; no sleep, but dreams; no dreams but visions strange. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Such labored nothings, in so strange a style, amaze the unlearned and make the learned smile. [ Pope ]
May-flowers blooming around him. Fragrant, filling the air with a strange and wonderful sweetness. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
And there's one rare strange virtue in their speeches, The secret of their mastery - they are short. [ Halleck ]
It is the strange fate of man that even in the greatest evils the fear of worse continues to haunt him. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Good counsels observed are chains to grace, which neglected, prove halters to strange undutiful children. [ Fuller ]
Midnight, - strange mystic hour, - when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. [ Mrs. Stowe ]
It is strange that all great men should have some little grain of madness mingled with whatever genius they possess. [ Moliere ]
It is very strange and very melancholy that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us to call hunting one of them. [ Dr. Johnson ]
It is strange that thought should depend upon the stomach, and still that men with the best stomachs are not always the best thinkers. [ Voltaire ]
Music was a thing of the soul; a rose-lipped shell that murmured of the eternal sea; a strange bird singing the songs of another shore. [ J. G. Holland ]
O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last; and careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, have written strange defeatures in my face! [ William Shakespeare ]
Last scene of all, that ends this strange, eventful history, is second childishness, and mere oblivion; sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. [ William Shakespeare ]
By what strange law of mind is it that an idea long overlooked, and trodden underfoot as a useless stone, suddenly sparkles out in new light, as a discovered diamond? [ Mrs. Stowe ]
Is it not strange, the way in which good angels seem to take up the thread of our dropped hopes and endeavors, and wind them up for us, we know not how, till it is all done? [ Miss Muloch ]
Rich apparel has strange virtues; it makes him that hath it without means esteemed for an excellent wit; he that enjoys it with means puts the world in remembrance of his means. [ Ben Jonson ]
Words are but poor interpreters in the realms of emotion. When all words end, music begins; when they suggest, it realises; and hence the secret of its strange, ineffable power. [ H. R. Haweis ]
There are strange coincidences in life: they occur so a propos that the strongest minds are impressed, and ask if that mysterious and inexorable fatality in which the ancients believed, is not really the law that governs the world. [ Alfred Mercier ]
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 ]
We have often thought it strange that moralists should have written and spoken of the mutability of human life as if it were a thing to be dreaded and mourned over; to our mind, mutability is the soul of poetry, and the source of nearly all the most delightful and sacred pleasures of life. [ Stubbs ]
It seems strange that a butterfly's wing should be woven up so thin and gauzy in the monstrous loom of nature, and be so delicately tipped with fire from such a gross hand, and rainbowed all over in such a storm of thunderous elements. The marvel is that such great forces do such nice work. [ Theodore Parker ]
There are chords in the human heart - strange varying strings - which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch. In the most insensible or childish minds there is some train of reflection which art can seldom lead or skill assist, but which will reveal itself, as great truths have done, by chance, and when the discoverer has the plainest and simplest end in view. [ Dickens ]