As quoted in Building A Life Of Value : Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us (2005) by Jason A. Merchey, p. 74
Though taste, though genius bless To some divine excess, Faints the cold work till thou inspire the whole; What each, what all supply May court, may Charm our eye, Thou, only thou can'st raise the meeting soul!william collins
Le charme de la nouveaute , peu a' peu tombant comme un ve" t ement, laissait voir a' nu l'e ternelle monotonie de la passion, qui a toujours les me" mes formes et le me" me langage. The Charm of novelty, falling little by little like a robe, revealed the eternal monotony of passion, which has always the same forms and the same language.Gustave Flaubert
Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!And if upon its stillness fallThe visions of a busy brain,We'll have our pleasure o'er again,To warm the heart, to Charm the sight,Gay dreams to all! good night, good night.joanna baillie
There was an attraction at first that Mr Baldwin should not be clever. But when he forever sentimentalises about his own stupidity, the Charm is broken.stanley baldwin
The fact that Pinhead is a character that audiences want to watch, that women find sexy, that people have tattooed on their own bodies, I think, is perfectly extraordinary, and I'm incredibly pleased about it. I don't think an analysis of what he does in the movies ever completely illuminates the Charm that the guy has.clive barker
How unjust life is, to make physical Charm so immediately apparent or absent, when one can get away with vices untold for ever.Margaret Drabble
Go! you may call it madness, folly;You shall not chase my gloom away!There 's such a Charm in melancholyI would not if I could be gay.samuel rogers
If you could be alarmed into the semblance of modesty, you would Charm everybody; but remember my joke against you about the Moon and the Solar System;—"Damn the solar system! bad light — planets too distant — pestered with comets — feeble contriviance; — could make a better with great ease."sydney smith
That ignorant confidence in one's self and one's future, which comes in life's first dawn, has a sort of mournful Charm in experienced eyes, who know how much it all amounts to.harriet beecher stowe
Myriads of daisies have shone forth in flower Near the lark's nest, and in their natural hour Have passed away; less happy than the one That by the unwilling ploughshare died to prove The tender Charm of poetry and love.william wordsworth
The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion: the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite; a feeling and a love, That had no need of a remoter Charm, By thought supplied, nor any interest Unborrowed from the eye.william wordsworth
I never knew the Charm of spring Never met it face to face I never knew my heart could sing Never missed a warm embrace 'Til April in Paris. Whom can I run to What have you done to My heart...yip harburg
Faith loves to lean on time's destroying arm, And age, like distance, lends a double Charm.
A phrase much used in political circles in this country is "playing into the hands of".:; It is a sort of Charm or incantation to silence uncomfortable truths.:; When you are told that by saying this, that or the other you are "playing into the hands of" some sinister enemy, you know that it is your duty to shut up immediately.george orwell
What do you suppose makes all men look back to the time of childhood with so much regret (if their childhood has been, in any moderate degree, healthy or peaceful)? That rich Charm, which the least possession had for us, was in consequence of the poorness of our treasures.john ruskin
Thy subtle Charm is strangely given, My fancy will not let thee be, , Then poise not thus 'twixt earth and heaven, O white anemone!
Whoever has ever attempted to translate poetry knows how very difficult it is, both to transmit adequately the message and to recreate the rhyme and rhyme scheme. De Zayas has been remarkably successful in tackling both difficulties. Throughout the book we sense his easy recreation of the mood, the Charm, the musicality of the language, and the meter of Rilke’s poems.
You may seek it with thimbles and seek it with care; You may hunt it with forks and hope; You may threaten its life with a railway-share; You may Charm it with smiles and soap.
Still a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no Charm for me.
'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm. And beauty should be kind, as well as Charm.
Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd; All the Charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word.
Beauty of the face is the outward Charm of a human being, and the beauty of soul is his inner Charm.
Mira Bai belonged to a strong tradition of bhakti (devotional) poets in medieval India who expressed their love of God through the analogy of human relations – a mother's love for her child, a friend for a friend, or a woman for her beloved. The immense popularity and Charm of her lyrics lies in their use of everyday images and in the sweetness of emotions easily understood by the people of India.Kathleen Kuiper