The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
The kingliest Kings, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
There's no dearth of kindnessIn this world of ours;Only in our blindnessWe gather thorns for flowers.Gerald Massey
The time shall comeWhen man to man shall be a friend and brother.Gerald Massey
One sharp stern struggle and the slaves of centuries are free.Gerald Massey
A sweet, new blossom of Humanity, fresh fallen from God's own home to flower on earth.Gerald Massey
Of such as he was, there be few on earth; Of such as he is, there are few in Heaven: And life is all the sweeter that he lived, And all he loved more sacred for his sake: And Death is all the brighter that he died, And Heaven is all the happier that he's there.Gerald Massey
Cling closer, closer, life to life, Cling closer, heart to heart; The time will come, my own wed Wife, When you and I must part! Let nothing break our band but Death, For in the world above 'Tis the breaker Death that soldereth Our ring of Wedded Love.Gerald Massey
Our dearest hopes in pangs are born, The kingliest Kings are crown'd with thorn.Gerald Massey
This world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, And if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.Gerald Massey
They must find it hard to take Truth for authority who have so long mistaken Authority for Truth.Gerald Massey
In this dim world of clouding cares,We rarely know, till wildered eyesSee white wings lessening up the skies,The angels with us unawares.Gerald Massey