Short and sweet. [ Proverb ]
Sweet Swan of Avon. [ Ben Jonson of Shakespeare ]
Love - sweet misery! [ A. de Musset ]
One grand, sweet song. [ Charles Kingsley ]
Life is short, yet sweet. [ Euripides ]
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 ]
Every bee's honey is sweet. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Rest is sweet after strife. [ Lord Lytton ]
Soft fire makes sweet malt. [ Proverb ]
No sweet without some sweat. [ Proverb ]
For my soul prays, Sweet,
Still to your face in Heaven,
Heaven in your face, Sweet. [ Francis Thompson ]
Rich the treasure,
Sweet the pleasure;
Sweet is pleasure after pain. [ John Dryden ]
A slow fire makes sweet malt. [ Proverb ]
The sweet soother of my toils. [ Horace to his lyre ]
Plant a white rose at my feet,
Or a lily fair and sweet,
With the humble mignonette
And the blue-eyed violet. [ Julia C. R. Dorr, Earth to Earth ]
Sweet wine yields sour vinegar. [ German Proverb ]
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower. [ William Cowper ]
Sweet sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown!
Sweet sleep, angel mild,
Hover over my happy child. [ William Blake ]
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor. [ Plutarch ]
How sweet and sacred idleness is! [ Landor ]
Sweet meats must have sour sauce. [ Proverb ]
There is a sadness in sweet sound
That quickens tears. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
All that's bright must fade -
The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made
But to be lost when sweetest. [ Moore ]
So sweet the blush of bashfulness
Even pity scarce can wish it less. [ Byron ]
Building is a sweet impoverishing. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Sweet music! sacred tongue of God. [ Charles G. Leland ]
'Tis sweet to hear of heroes dead,
To know them still alive,
But sweeter if we earn their bread,
And in us they survive. [ Thomson ]
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy,
There is healing in the bitter cup. [ Southey ]
Yet, no - not words, for they
But half can tell love's feeling;
Sweet flowers alone can say
What passion fears revealing:
A once bright rose's wither'd leaf,
A tow'ring lily broken -
Oh, these may paint a grief
No words could ever have spoken. [ Moore ]
Great strokes make not sweet music. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Nothing can be so sweet as liberty. [ Sterne ]
Sweet are the little brooks that run
O'er pebbles glancing in the sun.
Singing in soothing tones. [ Hood ]
In blissful dream, in silent night.
There came to me, with magic might,
With magic might, my own sweet love,
Into my little room above. [ Heine ]
A sweet forgetfulness of human care. [ Pope ]
Beware of the vinegar of sweet wine. [ Italian Proverb ]
Adversity's sweet milk - philosophy. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet, The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! [ Longfellow ]
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. [ Tit. Andron ]
It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour when lovers' vows
Seem sweet in every whispered word. [ Byron ]
Sweet souls around us watch us still,
Press nearer to our side;
Into our thoughts, into our prayers,
With gentle helpings glide. [ Harriet Beecher Stowe ]
Have you found your life distasteful?
My life did, and does, smack sweet.
Was your youth of pleasure wasteful?
Mine I saved and hold complete.
Do your joys with age diminish?
When mine fail me, I'll complain.
Must in death your daylight finish?
My sun sets to rise again. [ Browning ]
Art is a sweet consoler in misfortune. [ Amphis ]
'Tis sweet, as year by year we lose
Friends out of sight, in faith to muse
How grows in Paradise our store. [ Keble ]
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. [ Tate and Brady ]
Sour grapes can never make sweet wine. [ Proverb ]
Black plums may eat as sweet as white. [ Proverb ]
Our rocks are rough, but smiling there
The acacia waves her yellow hair,
Lonely and sweet, nor loved the less
For flow'ring in a wilderness. [ Moore ]
Take heed of the vinegar of sweet wine. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The honey is sweet, but the bee stings. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
It is hard to ask; it is sweet to give. [ Mme. de Girardin ]
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die. [ Herbert ]
He was not of an age, but for all Time,
Sweet Swan of Avon. [ Ben Jonson ]
Sweet is revenge - especially to women. [ Byron ]
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect
Misshapes the beauteous form of things:
We murder to dissect. [ Wordsworth ]
On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows.
In every rill a sweet instruction flows. [ Young ]
Give me a look, give me a face.
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. [ Ben Jonson ]
With sonorous notes
Of every tone, mix'd in confusion sweet,
Our forest rings. [ Carlos Wilcox ]
Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Sweet are the uses of adversity:
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. [ William Shakespeare ]
What sweet delight a quiet life affords. [ Drummond ]
How sweet the answer Echo makes
To music at night.
When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes,
And far away, over lawns and lakes,
Goes answering light. [ Moore ]
Some stomachs nauseate even sweet meats. [ Proverb ]
Not much talk, - a great, sweet silence. [ Henry James, Jr ]
Behold the Sea,
The opaline, the plentiful and strong,
Yet beautiful as is the rose in June,
Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July;
Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds,
Purger of earth, and medicine of men;
Creating a sweet climate by my breath,
Washing out harms and griefs from memory,
And, in my mathematic ebb and flow,
Giving a hint of that which changes not. [ Emerson ]
Those evening bells! those evening bells!
How many a tale their music tells.
Of youth, and home, and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime! [ Tom Moore ]
Sweet is the air with the budding haws,
and the valley stretching for miles below
Is white with blossoming cherry-trees,
as if just covered with lightest snow. [ Longfellow ]
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But, though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives. [ George Herbert ]
I am giddy; expectation whirls me around.
The imaginary relish is so sweet
That it enchants my sense. [ William Shakespeare ]
There's nothing that allays an angry mind
So soon as a sweet beauty. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]
Now from the world,
Sacred to sweet retirement, lovers steal,
And pour their souls in transport. [ Thomson ]
Generous as brave.
Affection, kindness, and the sweet office
Of love and duty, were to him as needful
As his daily bread. [ Rogers ]
It rose, that chanted mournful strain,
Like some lone spirit's over the plain;
'Twas musical, but sadly sweet,
Such as when winds and harp-strings meet,
And take a long unmeasured tone,
To mortal minstrelsy unknown. [ Byron ]
Had I power, I should
Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell.
Uproar the universal peace, confound
All unity on earth. [ William Shakespeare ]
Night is the time for rest;
How sweet, when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
The curtain of repose.
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed. [ James Montgomery ]
I am never merry when I hear sweet music. [ William Shakespeare ]
To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sweet, silent rhetoric of persuading eyes. [ Sir W. Davenant ]
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds;
How soft the music of those village bells.
Falling at intervals upon the ear,
In cadence sweet, now dying all away. [ Cowper ]
Wisdom, though richer than Peruvian mines.
And sweeter than the sweet ambrosial hive.
What is she, but the means of happiness?
That unobtain'd, than folly more a fool. [ Young ]
How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude;
But grant me still a friend in my retreat.
Whom I may whisper - solitude is sweet. [ Cowper ]
When to soft Sleep we give ourselves away,
And in a dream as in a fairy bark
Drift on and on through the enchanted dark
To purple daybreak - little thought we pay
To that sweet bitter world we know by day. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!
And if upon its stillness fall
The visions of a busy brain.
We'll have our pleasure over again.
To warm the heart, to charm the sight,
Gay dreams to all! good night, good night. [ Joanna Baillie ]
Chewing the cud of sweet and bitter fancy. [ William Shakespeare ]
Pacing through the forest.
Chewing the cud of sweet and bitter fancy. [ William Shakespeare ]
So gentle, yet so brisk, so wondrous sweet.
So fit to prattle at a lady's feet. [ Churchill ]
Hope's gentle gem, the sweet forget-me-not. [ Coleridge ]
Oh! that a dream so sweet, so long enjoy'd,
Should be so sadly, cruelly destroy'd! [ Moore ]
Love's of itself too sweet; the best of all
Is when love's honey has a dash of gall. [ Herrick ]
'T is a physic that is bitter to sweet end. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
It falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. [ Washington Irving ]
Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! [ Young ]
Sweet girl graduates, in their golden hair. [ Tennyson ]
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet. [ William Shakespeare ]
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows;
Quite over-canopies with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine. [ William Shakespeare ]
Not the rich viol, trump, cymbal, nor horn.
Guitar, nor cittern, nor the pining flute.
Are half so sweet as tender human words. [ Barry Cornwall ]
Labour has a bitter root but a sweet taste. [ Danish Proverb ]
Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I picked a welcome. [ William Shakespeare ]
Keeps mankind sweet by action; without that
The world would be a filthy settled mud. [ Crown ]
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. [ Rousseau ]
'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white
Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. [ William Shakespeare ]
Where penury is felt the thought is chained.
And sweet colloquial pleasures are but few. [ Cowper ]
Sweet is true love though given in vain,
And sweet is death that puts an end to pain. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
The daisy is fair, the day-lily rare,
The bud of the rose as sweet as it's bonnie. [ Hogg ]
At Learning's fountain it is sweet to drink,
But 'tis a nobler privilege to think. [ J. G. Saxe ]
Stung by straitness of our life, made strait
On purpose to make sweet the life at large. [ Browning ]
Thy talk is the sweet extract of all speech,
And holds mine ear in blissful slavery. [ Bailey ]
Sweet discourse makes short days and nights. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Ah me! how sweet this world is to the dying! [ Friedrich Schiller ]
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy, -
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is not hand, nor foot.
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose.
By any other name would smell as sweet. [ William Shakespeare ]
He bore a simple wild-flower wreath:
Narcissus, and the sweet brier rose;
Vervain, and flexile thyme, that breathe
Rich fragrance; modest heath, that glows
With purple bells; the amaranth bright.
That no decay, nor fading knows.
Like true love's holiest, rarest light;
And every purest flower, that blows,
In that sweet time, which Love most blesses,
When spring on summer's confines presses. [ Thomas Love Peacock ]
Sweet pillows, sweetest bed;
A chamber deaf to noise, and blind to light;
A rosy garland, and a weary head. [ Sir Philip Sidney ]
By his life alone.
Gracious and sweet, the better way was shown. [ Whittier ]
To him that has a bad taste, sweet is bitter. [ Proverb ]
The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet. [ Vespasian ]
Your Words are like the notes of dying swans,
Too sweet to last. [ Dryden ]
And to hie him home, at evening's close.
To sweet repast, and calm repose.
* * *
From toil he wins his spirits light.
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. [ Gray ]
What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember. [ Seneca ]
Sweet nurse of nature, over the senses creep. [ Churchill ]
'Tis sweet to listen as the night winds creep
From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high
The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky. [ Byron ]
O, how much more doth Beauty beauteous seem.
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem,
For that sweet odor which doth in it live. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sweet are the pleasures that to verse belong.
And doubly sweet a brotherhood in song. [ Keats ]
Love bade me swear and Love bids me forswear.
O, sweet suggesting Love! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 6 ]
Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly,
Most musical, most melancholy. [ Milton ]
The word is short, but not so short as sweet. [ William Shakespeare ]
When the soul is embittered nothing is sweet. [ Proverb ]
In prayer the lips never act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. [ Herrick ]
Words sweet as honey from his lips distilled. [ Homer ]
Sweet flowers are slow, and weeds make haste. [ William Shakespeare, Richard III ]
The love of a woman, and a bottle of wine,
Are sweet for a season, but last a short time. [ Proverb ]
You are a sweet nut, if you were well cracked. [ Proverb ]
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds. [ Milton ]
Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour. [ William Shakespeare ]
O bees, sweet bees! I said; that nearest field
Is shining white with fragrant immortelles,
Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells. [ Helen Hunt ]
Reason deceives us often, - conscience, never.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. [ Jean J. Rousseau ]
Sweet letters of the angel tongue,
I've loved ye long and well.
And never have failed in your fragrance sweet
To find some secret spell -
A charm that has bound me with witching power,
For mine is the old belief,
That midst your sweets and midst your bloom,
There's a soul in every leaf! [ M. M. Ballou ]
No tears dim the sweet look that Nature wears. [ Longfellow ]
The rose is fragrant, but it fades in time:
The violet sweet, but quickly past the prime:
White lilies hang their heads, and soon decay,
And white snow in minutes melts away. [ Dryden ]
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. [ William Shakespeare ]
Canst thou not minster to a mind diseased;
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow;
Raze out the written troubles of the brain;
And, with some sweet oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the foul bosom of that perilous stuff,
Which weighs upon the heart? [ William Shakespeare ]
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! [ William Shakespeare ]
Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird.
Lifts up her purple wing, and in the vales
The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer,
Kisses the blushing leaf. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. [ Oliver Goldsmith ]
Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. [ William Shakespeare ]
That I might live alone once with my gold!
Oh 't is a sweet companion I kind and true!
A man may trust it, when his father cheats him,
Brother, or friend, or wife. O wondrous pelf.
That which makes all men false, is true itself. [ Jonson ]
If you are wise, and prize your peace of mind,
Believe me true, nor listen to your Jealousy,
Let not that devil which undoes your sex,
That cursed curiosity seduce you
To hunt for needless secrets, which, neglected,
Shall never hurt your quiet, but once known
Shall sit upon your heart, pinch it with pain,
And banish sweet sleep forever from you. [ Rowe ]
There is great force hidden in a sweet command. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Oh! thou gentle scene
Of Sweet repose; where by the oblivious draught
Of each sad toilsome day to peace restor'd.
Unhappy mortals lose their woes awhile. [ Thomson ]
Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths;
Love laps his wings on either side the heart
Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts,
So that they pass not to the shrine of sound. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Like a calf, she has a sweet tooth in her head. [ Proverb ]
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain?
And with some sweet oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart? [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death and that vast forever,
One grand, sweet song. [ Charles Kingsley ]
Nothing is so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. [ Samuel Fletcher ]
The summer's flower is to the summer sweet,
Though to itself it only live and die;
But if that flower with base infection meet.
The basest weed outbraves its dignity:
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. [ William Shakespeare ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
Upon her cheeks she wept, and from those showers
Sprang up a sweet nativity of flowers. [ Herrick ]
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night.
Like softest music to attending ears! [ William Shakespeare ]
It is a sweet sorrow to bury an outrageous wife. [ Proverb ]
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vex'd, a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears:
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]
Within a bony, labyrinthean cave,
Reached by the pulse of the aerial wave,
This sibyl, sweet, and mystic sense is found,
Muse, that presides over all the powers of sound. [ Abraham Coles ]
Sweet is the rose, but grows upon a brere;
Sweet is the juniper, but sharp his bough;
Sweet is the eglantine, but sticketh nere;
Sweet is the firbloome, but its branches rough;
Sweet is the cypress, but its rynd is tough;
Sweet is the nut, but bitter is his pill;
Sweet is the broome-flowre, but yet sowre enough;
And sweet is moly, but his root is ill.
[ Spenser ]
O, reputation! dearer far than life.
Thou precious balsam, lovely, sweet of smell.
Whose cordial drops once spilt by some rash hand,
Not all the owner's care, nor the repenting toil
Of the rude spiller, ever can collect
To its first purity and native sweetness. [ Sewell ]
Who hath bitter in his mouth spits not all sweet. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Sweet is the smile of home; the mutual look,
When hearts are of each other sure;
Sweet all the joys that crowd the household nook,
The haunt of all affections pure. [ Cowper ]
Love is a sweet idolatry, enslaving all the soul. [ Tupper ]
He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one;
Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading;
Lofty and sour to them that loved him not;
But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. [ William Shakespeare, Henry VIII ]
It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. [ Horace ]
He deserves not sweet that will not taste of sour. [ Proverb ]
The poet's pen is the true divining rod
Which trembles towards the inner founts of feeling;
Bringing to light and use, else hid from all.
The many sweet clear sources which we have
Of good and beauty in our own deep bosoms;
And marks the variations of all mind
As does the needle. [ Bailey ]
Birds, the free tenants of earth, air, and ocean,
Their forms all symmetry, their motion grace,
In plumage delicate and beautiful,
Thick without burthen, close as fish's scales.
Or loose as full blown poppies on the gale;
With wings that seem as they'd a soul within them.
They bear their owners with such sweet enchantment. [ James Montgomery ]
The slow sweet hours that bring us all things good. [ Tennyson ]
It is of the tears which stars weep, sweet with joy. [ Bailey ]
The sweet forget-me-nots that grow for happy lovers. [ Tennyson ]
Weep not, sweet queen, for trickling tears are vain. [ William Shakespeare ]
Good-night, good-night; parting is such sweet sorrow
That I will say good-night till it be tomorrow. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]
O Death, O Beyond, Thou art sweet, thou art strange! [ Mrs. Browning ]
There is a sweet joy that comes to us through sorrow. [ Spurgeon ]
And I will hold your mind captive with sweet novelty. [ Ovid ]
Deadly poisons are often concealed under sweet honey. [ Ovid ]
He who hath bitter in his breast spits not all sweet. [ Proverb ]
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. [ John Keats, Endymion ]
Love hath never known a law beyond its own sweet will. [ Whittier ]
A sweet and innocent compliance is the cement of lore. [ Proverb ]
Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause. [ Barrow ]
Be good, sweet child, and let who will be clever,
Do noble things, not dream them all day long;
Thus shalt thou make life, death, and the vast forever. [ Charles Kingsley ]
The fowler's pipe sounds sweet, till the bird is caught. [ Proverb ]
O memory, thou bitter sweet, - both a joy and a scourge! [ Madame de Stael ]
Sweet is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred. [ Ovid ]
That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. [ Proverb ]
Sweet flowers alone can say what passion fears revealing. [ Moore ]
Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace.
Secret joys and secret smiles. Little pretty infant wiles. [ William Blake ]
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them. [ Mme. De Stael ]
Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful skies. [ Tennyson ]
A sweet expression is the highest type of female loveliness. [ Dr. J. V. C. Smith ]
Take the sweet poetry of life away, and what remains behind? [ Wordsworth ]
There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. [ Moore ]
In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet. [ Ben Jonson ]
The last taste of things gives them the name of sweet or sour. [ Proverb ]
Deep rest, and sweet, most like indeed to death's own quietness. [ Virgil ]
Sweetest melodies are those that are by distance made more sweet. [ Wordsworth ]
All's one to her; above her fan she'd make sweet eyes to Caliban. [ Aldrich ]
A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish of the sweet. [ Locke ]
Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust. [ James Shirley ]
Sweet fellowship in shame! One drunkard loves another of the name. [ William Shakespeare ]
You must not expect sweet from a dunghill, nor honour from a clown. [ Proverb ]
Oh, how sweet it is to hear our own conviction from another's lips! [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
No grief so soft, no pain so sweet, as love's delicious melancholy. [ Mrs. Osgood ]
Sweet intercourse of looks and smiles; for smiles from reason flow. [ Milton ]
How sour sweet music is, when time is broke, and no proportion kept! [ William Shakespeare ]
Humility - that low, sweet root from which all heavenly virtues shoot. [ Moore ]
As in the soft and sweet eclipse, when soul meets soul on lovers' lips. [ Shelley ]
Unjust gains may be sweet in the mouth, but will be bitter in the belly. [ Proverb ]
Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter ere long, back on itself recoils. [ Milton ]
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind. [ Wordsworth ]
The heart must be beaten or bruised, and then the sweet scent will come out. [ Bunyan ]
Sweet the young muse with love intense. Which smiles over sleeping innocence. [ Smart ]
It is sweet to feel by what finespun threads our affections are drawn together. [ Sterne ]
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. [ Bible ]
Hunger makes everything sweet except itself, for want is the teacher of habits. [ Antiphanes ]
There are some passions so sweet that they excuse all the follies they provoke. [ Rochebrune ]
There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
Sweet as dew-drops on the flowery lawns when the sky opens, and the morning dawns. [ Tickell ]
Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay. [ Holmes ]
Thou comest as the memory of a dream, which now is sad because it hath been sweet. [ Shelley ]
O popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms? [ Cowper ]
There dwelleth in the sinlessness of youth a sweet rebuke that vice may not endure. [ Mrs. Embury ]
Tell me, sweet eyes, from what divinest star did ye drink in your liquid melancholy? [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. [ Ecclesiates xi:7 ]
Sweet sleep fell upon his eyelids, unwakeful, most pleasant, the nearest like death. [ Homer ]
Rivers flow with sweet waters; but, having joined the ocean, they become undrinkable. [ Hitopadesa ]
Honor is an old-world thing; but it smells sweet to those in whose hand it is strong. [ Ouida ]
Sweet tastes have sour closes; and he repents on thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. [ Quarles ]
A sweet new blossom of humanity, fresh fallen from God's own home to flower on earth. [ Gerald Massey ]
Hope is so sweet with its golden wings, that, at his last sigh, man still implores it. [ De la Pena ]
It is sweet to die young! It is sweet to render to God a life still full of illusions! [ A. Chenier ]
Sweet tears! the awful language eloquent of infinite affection, far too big for words. [ Pollok ]
I clasp thy waist, I feel thy bosom's beat - oh, kiss me into faintness sweet and dim! [ Alexander Smith ]
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe. [ Campbell ]
It is sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. [ Byron ]
As a wild maiden, with love-drinking eyes, sees in sweet dreams a beaming youth of glory. [ Alexander Smith ]
How sweet, though lifeless, yet with life to lie; and without dying, oh, how sweet to die! [ John Wolcott ]
With fragrant breath the lilies woo me now, and softly speaks the sweet-voiced mignonette. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem, by that sweet ornament which truth doth give! [ Shakespeare ]
There is a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack. [ Dibdin ]
Love is like the rose: so sweet, that one always tries to gather it in spite of the thorns.
O sweet past! sometimes remembrance raises thy long veil, then we weep in recognizing thee! [ Mme. Louise Labe ]
True eyes, too pure and too honest in aught to disguise the sweet soul shining through them. [ Owen Meredith ]
Eyes that displace the neighbor diamond, and outface that sunshine by their own sweet grace. [ Crashaw ]
'Tis sweet to stammer one letter of the Eternal's language; on earth it is called forgiveness. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. [ William Shakespeare ]
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
They exchange their home and sweet thresholds for exile, and seek under another sun another home. [ Virgil ]
The little babe up in his arms he bent, who with sweet pleasure and bold blandishment 'gan smile. [ Spenser ]
Sweet is the breath of praise when given by those whose own high merit claims the praise they give. [ Hannah More ]
Beautiful as sweet! and young as beautiful! and soft as young! and gay as soft! and innocent as gay! [ Young ]
Where the mouth is sweet and the eyes intelligent, there is always the look of beauty, with a right heart. [ Leigh Hunt ]
O, it came over my ear like the sweet south, that breathes upon a bank of violets, stealing and giving odor! [ William Shakespeare ]
It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous, but I believe never the sweet. [ J. C. Hare ]
Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love. [ Henry Taylor ]
Sweet reader, do you know what a toady is? That agreeable animal which you meet every day in civilised society. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]
There are only two beautiful things in the world - women and roses; and only two sweet things - women and melons. [ Malherbe ]
Knowledge, wit, and courage alone excite our admiration; and thou, sweet and modest Virtue, remainest without honors. [ J. J. Rousseau ]
Women call repentance the sweet remembrance of their faults, and the bitter regret of their inability to recommence them. [ Beaumanoir ]
Affliction is the wholesome soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity. Calm fortitude, take root, and strongly flourish. [ Mallet and Thomson ]
Her head was bare, but for her native ornament of hair, which in a simple knot was tied above - sweet negligence, unheeded bait of love! [ Dryden ]
Mr. Bettenham said that virtuous men were like some herbs and spices, that give not out their sweet smell till they be broken or crushed. [ Bacon ]
Sweet pliability of man's spirit, that can at once surrender itself to illusions which cheat expectation and sorrow of their weary moments! [ Sterne ]
Music is the medicine of an afflicted mind, a sweet sad measure is the balm of a wounded spirit; and joy is heightened by exultant strains. [ Henry Giles ]
Sweet flower, thou tellest how hearts as pure and tender as thy leaf, as low and humble as thy stem, will surely know the joy that peace imparts. [ Percival ]
Oppose kindness to perverseness. The heavy sword will not cut soft silk; by using sweet words and gentleness you may lead an elephant with a hair. [ Saadi ]
Young voices around the domestic altar, breathing sacred music at the hour of morning and evening devotion, are a sweet and touching accompaniment. [ K. Arvine ]
A man or a woman may be highly irritable, and yet be sweet, tender, gentle, loving, sociable, kind, charitable, thoughtful for others, unselfish, generous. [ Charles Buxton ]
To wither away, be disleaved, be trodden to dust even by the rude feet of Fate, that, friend, is the lot on earth of everything that is beautiful and sweet. [ Heine ]
Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. Beauteous soul! when a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower. [ Richter ]
How sweet it would be to live in society if the countenance always reflected the disposition, if decency were virtue, and if our maxims were our rules of action. [ J. J. Rousseau ]
The instructions received at the mother's knee and the maternal lessons, together with the pious and sweet souvenirs of the fireside, are never effaced entirely from the soul. [ Lamennais ]
What furniture can give such finish to a room as a tender woman's face? and is there any harmony of tints that has such stirrings of delight as the sweet modulations of her voice? [ George Eliot ]
Obey thy parents, keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array. Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy pen from lenders' books. [ William Shakespeare ]
Virginity of the heart, alas! so soon ravished! sweet dreams! expectations of happiness' and of love! fresh illusions of the morning of life! why do you not last till the end of the day! [ Gavarni ]
No one has found out how to soothe with music and sweet symphony those bitter pangs by which death and sad misfortunes destroy families; and yet to assuage such griefs by music were wisdom. [ Euripides ]
For from the crushed flowers of gladness on the road of life a sweet perfume is wafted over to the present hour, as marching armies often send out from heaths the fragrance of trampled plants. [ Richter ]
There are no unions that have not their dark days; but, when we have loved each other, we remember it always, and those sweet remembrances, that the heart accumulates, survive love like twilight.
Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue but moody and dull melancholy, kinsman to grim and comfortless despair; and at their heels, a huge infectious troop of pale distemperatures and foes to life. [ William Shakespeare ]
The heart, when broken, is like sweet gums and spices when beaten; for as such cast their fragrant scent into the nostrils of men, so the heart, when broken, casts its sweet smell into the nostrils of God. [ Bunyan ]
I armed her against the censures of the world; showed her that books were sweet unreproaching companions to the miserable, and that if they could not bring us to enjoy life, they would at least teach us to endure it. [ Goldsmith ]
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Character is like bells which ring out sweet music, and which, when touched accidentally even, resound with sweet music. [ Phillips Brooks ]
Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety, - old crotchets and most sweet closes. It shall be humorous, grave, fantastical, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, - one in all, all in one. [ Marston ]
At the age when the faculties droop, when stern experience has destroyed all sweet illusions, man may seek solitude; but, at twenty, the affections which he is compelled to repress are a tomb in which he buries himself alive. [ E. de Girardin ]
Some read books only with a view to find fault, while others read only, to be taught; the former are like venomous spiders, extracting a poisonous quality, where the latter, like the bees, sip out a sweet and profitable juice. [ L'Estrange ]
There is a sweet anguish springing up in our bosoms when a child's face brightens under the shadow of the waiting angel. There is an autumnal fitness when age gives up the ghost; and when the saint dies there is a tearful victory. [ Chapin ]
Light is, in reality, more awful than darkness; modesty more majestic than strength; and there is truer sublimity in the sweet joy of a child, or the sweet virtue of a maiden, than in the strength of Antaeus or the thunder-clouds of Aetna. [ John Ruskin ]
Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare: but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common; for jealousy can feed on that which is bitter no less than on that which is sweet, and is sustained by pride as often as by affection. [ Colton ]
God creates out of the dry, dull earth so many flowers of such beautiful colors, and such sweet perfume, such as no painter nor apothecary can rival. From the common ground God is ever bringing forth flowers, golden, crimson, blue, brown, and of all colors. [ M. Luther ]
Conscience is doubtless sufficient to conduct the coldest character into the road of virtue; but enthusiasm is to conscience what honor is to duty; there is in us a superfluity of soul, which it is sweet to consecrate to the beautiful when the good has been accomplished. [ Mme. de Stael ]
Just to be good, to keep life pure from degrading elements, to make it constantly helpful in little ways to those who are touched by it, to keep one's spirit always sweet and avoid all manner of petty anger and irritability, - that is an ideal as noble as it is difficult. [ Edward Howard Griggs ]
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. [ Beecher ]
To continue love in marriage is a science. It requires so little to kill those sweet emotions, those precious illusions, which form the charm of life; and it is so difficult to maintain a man at the height on which an exalted passion has placed him, especially when that man is one's husband! [ Mme. Reybaud ]
The education which has, however, made me a writer has been a living one. I have not only read much, I have seen much, and enjoyed much, and, above all, I have sorrowed much. God has put into my hands every cup of life, sweet and bitter, and the bitter has often become sweet, and the sweet bitter. [ Amelia E. Barr, The Art of Authorship, 1891 ]
In the hour of distress and misery, the eye of every mortal turns to friendship; in the hour of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? My friend. [ W. S. Landor ]
This is he that kiss'd away his hand in courtesy; This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice. That when he plays at tables, chides the dice in honorable terms; nay, he can sing a mean most meanly; and in ushering, mend him who can; the ladies call him sweet; The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet. [ William Shakespeare ]
Wherein is it possible for us, wicked and impious creatures, to be justified, except in the only Son of God? O sweet reconciliation! O untraceable ministry! O unlooked-for blessing! that the wickedness of many should be hidden in one godly and righteous man, and the righteousness of one justify a host of sinners! [ Justin Martyr ]
Joy wholly from without, is false, precarious, and short. From without it may be gathered; but, like gathered flowers, though fair, and sweet for a season, it must soon wither, and become offensive. Joy from within is like smelling the rose on the tree; it is more sweet and fair, it is lasting; and, I must add, immortal. [ Young ]
What delight will it afford to renew the sweet counsel we have taken together, to recount the toils, the combats, and the labor of the way, and to approach, not the house, but the throne of God, in company, in order to join in the symphonies of heavenly voices, and lose ourselves amidst the splendor and fruitions of the beatific vision. [ Robert Hall ]
A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation, sober counsels and ingenuous actions, open deportment and sweet carriage, sincere principles and unprejudicate understanding, love of God and selfdenial, peace and confidence, holy prayers and spiritual comfort, and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
There is scare any lot so low, but there is something in it to satisfy the man whom it has befallen, Providence having so ordered things, that in every man's cup how bitter soever, there are some cordial drops, some good circumstances, which if wisely extracted, are sufficient for the purpose he wants them, that is, to make him contented, and if not happy, at least resigned. [ Sterne ]
All are to be men of genius in their degree, - rivulets or rivers, it does not matter, so that the souls be clear and pure; not dead walls encompassing dead heaps of things, known and numbered, but running waters in the sweet wilderness of things unnumbered and unknown, conscious only of the living banks, on which they partly refresh and partly reflect the flowers, and so pass on. [ Ruskin ]
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 ]
Where are Shakespeare's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years. I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other, his clay. [ Barry Cornwall ]
It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero. They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death, are the allurements that act on the heart of man. Kindle the inner genial life of him, you have a flame that burns up all lower considerations. [ Carlyle ]
Who can fathom the depth of a mother's love! No friendship so pure, so devoted; the wild storm of adversity and the bright sunshine of prosperity are all alike to her; however unworthy we may be of that affection, a mother never ceases to love her erring child. Often, when alone, as we gaze up to the starry heaven, can we in imagination catch a glimpse of the angels around the
great white throne, and among the brightest and fairest of them all is our sweet mother, ever beckoning us onward and upward to her celestial home. [ R. Smith ]
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 ]
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. I wasn't myself, I started poor. I hadn't a single moral. There is hardly a man in this house that is poorer than I was then. Yes, I started like that - the world before me, not a moral in the slot. Not even an insurance moral. I can remember the first one I ever got. I can remember the landscape, the weather, the - I can remember how everything looked. It was an old moral, an old second-hand moral, all out of repair, and didn't fit, anyway. But if you are careful with a thing like that, and keep it in a dry place, and save it for processions, and Chautauquas, and World's Fairs, and so on, and disinfect it now and then, and give it a fresh coat of whitewash once in a while, you will be surprised to see how well she will last and how long she will keep sweet, or at least inoffensive. When I got that mouldy old moral, she had stopped growing, because she hadn't any exercise; but I worked her hard, I worked her Sundays and all. Under this cultivation she waxed in might and stature beyond belief, and served me well and was my pride and joy for sixty-three years; then she got to associating with insurance presidents, and lost flesh and character, and was a sorrow to look at and no longer competent for business. She was a great loss to me. Yet not all loss. I sold her - ah, pathetic skeleton, as she was - I sold her to Leopold, the pirate King of Belgium; he sold her to our Metropolitan Museum, and it was very glad to get her, for without a rag on, she stands 57 feet long and 16 feet high, and they think she's a brontosaur. Well, she looks it. They believe it will take nineteen geological periods to breed her match. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]