In the beginning, said a Persian poet, Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgam it was a woman.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting uponhim: And loavoicefromheaven, saying,This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.Bible (NewTestament)
Nature meant me A wife, a silly, harmless, household dove, Fond without art, and kind without deceit; But Fortune, that has made a mistress of me, Has thrust me out to the wide world, unfurnish'd Of falsehood to be happy.john dryden
I'm a hawk but no kamikaze. And Jim's a dove but he's not chicken.norman tebbit
The dove descending breaks the air With flame of incandescent terror Of which the tongues declare The one discharge from sin and error.
I had a dove and the sweet dove died; And I have thought it died of grieving: O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied, With a silken thread of my own hands' weaving.john keats
Of all trees, I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove. Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses, it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.owen feltham
The light dove, cleaving the air in her free flight, and feeling its resistance, might imagine that its flight would be still easier in empty space.Immanuel Kant
Come listen, O Love, to the voice of the dove, Come, hearken and hear him say, THERE ARE MANY TO-MORROWS, MY LOVE, MY LOVE, THERE IS ONLY ONE TO-DAY.joaquin miller
But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.william shakespeare
Anon, as patient as the female dove, When that her golden couplets are disclosed, His silence will sit drooping.william shakespeare
The thrustelcok made eek hir lay, The wode dove upon the spray She sang ful loude and cleere.Geoffrey Chaucer
In tears I tossed my coin from Trevi's edge. A coin unsordid as a bond of love And, with the instinct of the homing dove, I gave to Rome my rendezvous and pledge. And when imperious Death Has quenched my flame of breath, Oh, let me join the faithful shades that throng that fount above.
I just dove more into rapping because I had a lot that I wanted to express, and I wasn’t a really, really good singer.Kanye West
The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.John Boyle oReilly
When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past. For years fleet away with the wings of the dove, the dearest remembrance will still be the last. Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.
Speak but one rhyme, and I am satisfied; Cry but "Ay me!" pronounce but "love" and "dove."
She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love: Aviolet bya mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!william wordsworth
The Drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candlesticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense nor myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on its roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.seán o'casey
She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love:william wordsworth
The dove, On silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.james montgomery
Listen, sweet dove, unto my song, And spread thy golden wings in me; Hatching my tender heart so long, Till it get wing, and flie away with Thee.George Herbert