An exile from home splendour dazzles in vain, Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again; The birds singing gayly, that came at my call, Give me them, and that peace of mind dearer than all.
So for the mother's sake the child was dear, And dearer was the mother for the child.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nam tibi carior est ille filius equae quam ille filius Dei? Is this son of a mare dearer to you, then, than that son of God?
He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.Tennyson
As the fire doth mount upwards, and the needle that is touched with the loadstone still turneth to the north, so the converted soul is inclined to God. Nothing else can satisfy him, nor can he find any content and rest but in his love. In a word, all that are converted do esteem and love God better than all the world; and the heavenly felicity is dearer to them than their fleshly prosperity.Richard Baxter
Ah, dearer than my soul…dearer than light, or life, or fame.john oldham
Why hold ye so my heart, nor dimly letThrough your deep leaves the light of yesterday,The faded glimmer of a sunshine set?Is it that in your darkness, shut from strife,The bread of tears becomes the bread of life?Far from the roar of day, beneath your boughsFresh griefs beat tranquilly, and loves and vowsGrow green in your gray shadows, dearer farEven than all lovely lights and roses are?frederick goddard tuckerman
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.aleksandr pushkin
The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats though unseen among us; visiting This various world with as inconstant wing As summer winds that creep from flower to flower; Like moonbeams that behind some piny mountain shower, It visits with inconstant glance Each human heart and countenance; Like hues and harmonies of evening, Like clouds in starlight widely spread, Like memory of music fled, Like aught that for its grace may be Dear, and yet dearer for its mystery.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Some men who are not real men love other things about themselves, but the real man believes that his honor is dearer than his life; and a nation is merely all of us put together, and the nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort and the nation's peace and the nation's life itself.
His home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.james montgomery
To set the Cause above renown, To love the game beyond the prize, To honour, while you strike him down, The foe that comes with fearless eyes; To count the life of battle good, And dear the land that gave you birth; And dearer yet the brotherhood That binds the brave of all the earth.
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.
Dark eyes are dearer far Than those that mock the hyacinthine bell.
One said he wondered that leather was not dearer than any other thing. Being demanded a reason: because, saith he, it is more stood upon than any other thing in the world.william hazlitt
He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
The land is dearer for the sea, The ocean for the shore.lucy larcom
To set the cause above renown, to love the game beyond the prize. To honor while you strike him down, the foe that comes with fearless eyes. To count the life of battle good and dear the land that gave you birth, and dearer yet the brotherhood that binds the brave of all the earth.
The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.
Say If your fathers and your sons and your brethren and your wives and your kinsfolk and the wealth you have acquired, and trade whose dullness you fear, and dwellings you love, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving in His way, then wait till Allah brings His command to pass. And Allah guides not the transgressing people.
Wind of the sunny south! oh, still delay In the gay woods and in the golden air, Like to a good old age released from care, Journeying, in long serenity, away. In such a bright, late quiet, would that I Might wear out life like thee, mid bowers and brooks, And, dearer yet, the sunshine of kind looks, And music of kind voices ever nigh; And when my last sand twinkled in the glass, Pass silently from men as thou dost pass.william cullen bryant
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.Euripides
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