To those that watch. [ Motto ]
Harm watch, harm catch. [ Proverb ]
I will watch your water-gate. [ Proverb ]
Up, then, with speed, and work;
Fling ease and self away -
This is no time for thee to sleep -
Up, watch, and work, and pray! [ Horatius Bonar ]
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 ]
Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity. [ Beecher ]
An idler is a watch that wants both hands. [ Cowper ]
A careless watch invites the vigilant foe. [ Proverb ]
Why, let the stricken deer go weep,
The heart ungalled play;
For some must watch, while some must sleep;
Thus runs the world away. [ William Shakespeare ]
No eye to watch, and no tongue to wound us,
All earth forgot, and all heaven around us. [ Moore ]
Let Observation, with extensive view,
Survey mankind from China to Peru;
Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife,
And watch the busy scenes of crowded life. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye. [ William Shakespeare ]
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. [ William Shakespeare ]
She watches him as a cat would watch a mouse. [ Swift ]
Why can't you wear a watch like everybody else? [ Yogi Berra, after being bumped by a man carrying a grandfather clock ]
Seek not to reform every one's dial by your watch. [ Proverb ]
Youth should watch joys and shoot them as they fly. [ Dryden ]
A man, like a watch, is to be valued for his goings. [ Proverb ]
An infant when it gazes on the light,
A child the moment when it drains the breast,
A devotee when soars the Host in sight,
An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping
As they who watch over what they love while sleeping. [ Byron ]
Watch, for the idleness of the soul approaches death. [ Demophilus ]
The laws assist those who watch, not those who sleep. [ Law ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Twine round thee threads of steel, like thread on thread,
That grow to fetters, or bind down thy arms
With chains concealed in chaplets. Oh, not yet
Mayst thou embrace thy corselet, nor lay by
Thy sword; not yet, O Freedom, close thy lids
In slumber; for thine enemy never sleeps.
And thou must watch and combat till the day
Of the new earth and heaven. [ Bryant ]
Though your enemy seem a mouse, yet watch him like a lion. [ Proverb ]
You may be a wise man, and yet not know how to make a watch. [ Proverb ]
He's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. [ William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II Sc.1 ]
Who knows but that my private watch may go truer than the town-clock? [ Proverb ]
Every natural movement is graceful. Did you ever watch a kitten at play? [ Anna Cora Mowatt ]
As we are born to work, so others are born to watch over us while working. [ Goldsmith ]
You have only to watch other ill-natured people, to resolve to be unlike them. [ Charles Buxton ]
There is a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack. [ Dibdin ]
Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly on to him whose whole employment is to watch its flight. [ Johnson ]
Well the art thou knowest in soft forgetfulness to steep the eyes which sorrow taught to watch and weep. [ Mrs. Tighe ]
Our Grub-street biographers watch for the death of a great man like so many undertakers on purpose to make a penny of him. [ Addison ]
Those writers who lie on the watch for novelty can have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. [ Johnson ]
How beautiful it is for a man to die on the walls of Zion! to be called like a watch-worn and weary sentinel, to put his armor off, and rest in heaven. [ N. P. Willis ]
Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is, to watch the success of our enemy, to be sure of it. [ Colton ]
I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored and taken pains to belie me. It shall make me set a surer guard on myself, and keep a better watch upon my actions. [ Ben Jonson ]
The heart will commonly govern the head, and it is certain that any strong passion, set the wrong way, will soon infatuate even the wisest of men, therefore the first part of wisdom is to watch the affections. [ Dr. Waterland ]
What a curious workmanship is that of the eye, which is in the body, as the sun in the world; set in the head as in a watch-tower, having the softest nerves for receiving the greater multitude of spirits necessary for the act of vision! [ Charnock ]
To be left alone in the wide world with scarcely a friend, - this makes the sadness which, striking its pang into the minds of the young and the affectionate, teaches them too soon to watch and interpret the spirit-signs of their own hearts. [ Hawthorne ]
Dangers are no more light if they once seem light, and more dangers have deceived men than forced them; nay, it were better to meet some dangers half-way, though they come nothing near, than to keep too long a watch upon their approaches; for if a man watch too long it is odds be will fall fast asleep. [ Bacon ]
I was walking in the street, a beggar stopped me, — a frail old man. His inflamed, tearful eyes, blue lips, rough rags, disgusting sores . . . oh, how horribly poverty had disfigured the unhappy creature! He stretched out to me his red, swollen, filthy hand. He groaned and whimpered for alms. I felt in all my pockets. No purse, watch, or handkerchief did I find. I had left them all at home. The beggar waited and his out-stretched hand twitched and trembled slightly. Embarrassed and confused, I seized his dirty hand and pressed it.
Don't be vexed with me, brother; I have nothing with me, brother. The beggar raised his bloodshot eyes to mine; his blue lips smiled, and he returned the pressure of my chilled fingers.
Never mind, brother, stammered he;
thank you for this — this, too, was a gift, brother. I felt that I, too, had received a gift from my brother. [ Ivan Tourgueneff ]