The soul secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crash of worlds.
Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief:– We are as they; Like them we Fade away, As doth a leaf.christina rossetti
The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point?but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just Fade away.Douglas MacArthur
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments Fade to trivia.charles lindbergh
Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last grey hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs.john keats
She cannot Fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!john keats
Memories are to Fade. Yeah, they´re designed that way. She doesn´t love you anymore, may be she did long ago.savage garden
The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, Fade out in sand.nadine gordimer
In Aman's pomp poor Mardocheus wept,Yet God did turn his fate upon his foe;The Lazar pined while Dives' feast was kept,Yet he to heaven, to hell did Dives go.We trample grass and prize the flowers of May,Yet grass is green when flowers do Fade away.robert southwell
I don't know if you're alive or dead. Can you on earth be sought, Or only when the sunsets Fade Be mourned serenely in my thought?anna akhmatova
’T was ever thus from childhood’s hour! My fondest hopes would not decay: I never loved a tree or flower Which was the first to Fade away.charles stuart calverley
“I am the King.” Ah, but which king? The monarch who had stood on these granite flagstones scarcely worn then, eighteen hundred years ago was probably an able and intelligent man; but he failed to conceive that the time could ever come when he would Fade into an anonymity as deep as that of his humblest subjects.arthur c. clarke
Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon Of human thought or form, where art thou gone? Why dost thou pass away and leave our state, This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate? Ask why the sunlight not for ever Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river, Why aught should fail and Fade that once is shown, Why fear and dream and death and birth Cast on the daylight of this earth Such gloom, why man has such a scope For love and hate, despondency and hope?Percy Bysshe Shelley
I love my dog as much as I love you; But you may Fade, my dog will always come through.cat stevens
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth Fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Better that the light cloud should Fade away into heaven with the morning breath, than travail through the weary day to gather in darkness, and in storm.
We trample grass and prize the flowers of May, Yet grass is green when flowers do Fade away.
Characteristically, major social movements are spawned in obscurity at the periphery of public awareness, seem to burst suddenly and dramatically into public view, and eventually Fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
Ere sin could blight or sorrow Fade, Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to Heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes and Lords may flourish, or may Fade A breath can make them, as a breath has made But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied.Oliver Goldsmith
...it's better to burn out than to Fade away.