I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
"To hell with the handkerchief," said Walter Mitty scornfully. He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then, with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.james thurber
When love congeals It soon reveals The faint aroma of performing seals, The double-crossing of a pair of heels. I wish I were in love again!Lorenz Hart
And the jessamine faint, and the sweet tuberose, The sweetest flower for scent that blows.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst,Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery,All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worstOn soul and body,—but we can not die,Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—Lo, all things can be borne!elizabeth chase allen
I have occasionally had the exquisite thrill of putting my finger on a little capsule of truth, and heard it give the faint squeak of mortality under my pressure.
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.Alexander Pope
How little, mark! that portion of the ball, Where, faint at best, the beams of science fall.Alexander Pope
Encouraging the weak and the faint; giving strength and courage to those who have faltered. ( Many Mansions Chapter 20 - A Philosophy of Vocational Choice )edgar cayce
When the wind is right, a faint odor of kerosene is exhaled from Senator McCarthy.Joseph McCarthy
If thou faint in the day of adversity thy strength is small.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,… When care is pressing you down a bit,Rest, if you must—but don't you quit.… Often the goal is nearer thanIt seems to a faint and faltering man,Often the struggler has given upWhen he might have captured the victor's cup.
Ceremony was but devised at first To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown; But where there is true friendship, there needs none.william shakespeare
To those who know thee not, no words can paint; And those who know thee, know all words are faint!hannah more
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, … When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must but don't you quit. … Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man, Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor's cup.
Ah, Foole! faint heart faire lady n'ere could win.
The chestnuts, lavish of their long-hid gold, To the faint Summer, beggared now and old, Pour back the sunshine hoarded 'neath her favoring eye.james russell lowell
Between me and life is a faint glass. No matter how sharply I see and understand life, I cannot touch it.
’T is strange that death should sing! I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death; And, from the organ-pipe of frailty, sings His soul and body to their lasting rest.william shakespeare
There grew pied wind-flowers and violets, Daisies, those pearl’d Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets; faint oxlips; tender bluebells at whose birth The sod scarce heaved; and that tall flower that wets Its mother’s face with heaven-collected tears, When the low wind, its playmate’s voice, it hears.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Friend, ahoy! Farewell! farewell! Grief unto grief, joy unto joy, Greeting and help the echoes tell faint, but eternal Friend, ahoy!helen hunt jackson