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
Viva la the New Brigade! Viva la the Old One, too! Viva la, the Rose shall Fade, And the Shamrock shine for ever new!thomas osborne davis
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 destroyed, can never be supplied.Oliver Goldsmith
Here's the lily, here the roseHer full chalice shall disclose;Here's narcissus wet with dew,Windflower and the violet blue.Wear the garland I have made;Crowned with it, put pride away;For the wreath that blooms must Fade;Thou thyself must Fade some day, Rhodocleia.maurice baring
While you live ... you have a duty to life. ... The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them. ... Otherwise they Fade away.charles de lint
Believe me, if all those endearing young charmsWhich I gaze on so fondly to-day,Were to change by to-morrow and fleet in my arms,Like fairy gifts fading away.Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art,Let thy loveliness Fade as it will,And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart,Would entwine itself verdantly still.thomas moore
If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains. If well, the pain doth Fade, the joy remains.George Herbert
Literature is the noblest of all the arts. Music dies on the air, or at best exists only as a memory; oratory ceases with the effort; the painter's colors Fade and the canvas rots; the marble is dragged from its pedestal and is broken into fragments.elbert hubbard
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on; Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d, Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone. Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve; She cannot Fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!john keats
Go gather by the humming sea Some twisted, echo-harboring shell, And to its lips thy story tell, And they thy comforters will be, rewarding in melodious guile fretful words a little while, Till they shall singing Fade in ruth And dies a pearly brotherhood; For words alone are certain good: Sin, then, for this is also sooth.
One picture in ten thousand, perhaps, ought to live in the applause of mankind, from generation to generation until the colors Fade and blacken out of sight or the canvas rot entirely away.Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Sye," he seyd, "be the same hatte I can knowe yf my wyfe be badde To me by eny other man; If my floures ouver Fade or falle, Then doth my wyfe me wrong wyth alle As many a woman can."
Seeing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing a worse England. It is seeing the flower gradually Fade away to the naked stalk.
Well, this is the end of a perfect day, Near the end of a journey, too; But it leaves a thought that is big and strong, With a wish that is kind and true. For mem'ry has painted this perfect day With colors that never Fade, And we find at the end of a perfect day, The soul of a friend we've made.
All that's bright must Fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.thomas moore
I have loved flowers that Fade, Within whose magic tents Rich hues have marriage made With sweet unmemoried scents.robert bridges
Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds Fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Except are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.
Music makes things in our minds, but afterward most of them Fade away. What remains? ...perhaps what we learn is not the music itself but a way of hearing it.