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
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.
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
By brooks too broad for leaping The lightfoot boys are laid; The rose-lipt girls are sleeping In fields where roses Fade.
Trust me, all this fuss over freedoms would Fade in a mushroom-cloud moment if there were another attack on our soil.neil cavuto
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
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.freda adler
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
"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.
We all do Fade as a leaf.
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
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments Fade to trivia.
Old soldiers never die; They Fade away!
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.
Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds Fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.
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