Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
Contributed by: Zaady
Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future: - two eternities!
Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
I knew, by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd Above the green elms, that a cottage was near; And I said, "If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that was humble might hope for it here."
Source: Ballad Stanzas.
Like a young eagle who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd to wing the dart Which rank corruption destines for their heart.
Source: Corruption. (see Lord Byron)
And oh if there be an Elysium on earth, It is this, it is this!
Faith is a gift of spirit that allows the soul to remain attached to its own unfolding. When faith is soulful, it is always planted in the soil of wonder and questioning.
Where bastard Freedom waves The fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington.
Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advise, do the the reverse and you are sure to be wise.
Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time.
Source: A Canadian Boat-Song.
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