Vain the ambition of kingsWho seek by trophies and dead thingsTo leave a living name behind,And weave but nets to catch the wind.
weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward's race. Give ample room, and verge enough The characters of hell to trace.thomas gray
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.james russell lowell
And now, when I have summed up all my store, Thinking (so I myself deceive) So rich a chaplet thence to weave As never yet the King of Glory wore, Alas! I find the serpent old, That, twining in his speckled breast, About the flowers disguised does fold With wreaths of fame and interest.Andrew Marvell
How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays; And their uncessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree. Whose short and narrow verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all flow'rs and all trees do close To weave the garlands of repose.Andrew Marvell
Let us pick up again these lost strands and weave them again into the fabric of America?sort out the music from the sounds and again respond to the trumpet and the steady drum.
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are na|«ve.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!
What a tangled web we weave when we practice to believerobert m. price
Vain the ambition of kings, who seek by trophies and dead things to leave a living name behind, and weave but nets to catch the wind.john webster
If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled.lloyd alexander
You could weave silk from pig bristles before you could make a man anything but a man.robert jordan
On the pavement of my trampled soul the steps of madmen weave the prints of rude crude words.vladimir mayakovsky
Historically our own culture has relied for the creation of rich and contrasting values upon many artificial distinctions, the most striking of which is sex. It will not be by the mere abolition of these distinctions that society will develop patterns in which individual gifts are given place instead of being forced into an ill-fitting mould. If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.Margaret Mead
Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather of mind got clarity new-found; now free, I once more weave together emotion, thought, and magic sound.
O what a tangled web we weave / When first we practise to deceive.
O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!
The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps: The robes ye weave, another wears: The arms ye forge another bears.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sweetest mother, I can weave no more to-day, For thoughts of him come thronging, Him for whom my heart is longing For I know not where my weary fingers stray.
Come near me! I do weave A chain I cannot break I am possest With thoughts too swift and strong for one lone human breast.Percy Bysshe Shelley
weave no more silks, ye Lyons looms, To deck our girls for gay delights! The crimson flower of battle blooms, And solemn marches fill the nights.julia ward howe
weave the wind. I have no ghosts, An old man in a draughty house Under a windy knob.