The fairest action of our human life Is scorning to revenge an injury; For who forgives without a further strife, His adversary's heart to him doth tie: And 'tis a firmer conquest, truly said, To win the heart than overthrow the head.
The softest breeze to fairest flowers gives birth: Think not that Prudence dwells in dark abodes, She scans the future with the eye of gods.william wordsworth
Away, and mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth know.william shakespeare
Yes, sing the song of the orange-tree, With its leaves of velvet green: With its luscious fruit of sunset hue, The fairest that ever were seen; The grape may have its bacchanal verse, To praise the fig we are free; But homage I pay to the queen of all, The glorious orange-tree.J. K. Hoyt
The fairest order in the world is a heap of random sweepings.
And I will fare to Avalun, to the fairest of all maidens, to Argante the queen, an elf most fair, and she shall make my wounds all sound.
My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heav'n's last best gift, my ever new delight.john milton
O fairest of creation, last and best Of all God's works, creature in whom excelled Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet! How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost, Defaced, deflow'red, and now to death devote? Paradise Lostjohn milton
Fair and fair, and twice so fair, As fair as any may be; The fairest shepherd on our green, A love for any lady.George Peele
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.orson scott card
The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow.
A sweet content Passing all wisdom or its fairest flower.richard henry horne
Poetry offers the fairest hope of restoring our lost unity of mind.richard weaver
Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters, Eve.john milton
Thy father's merit sets thee up to view, And shows thee in the fairest point of light, To make thy virtues, or thy faults, conspicuous.joseph addison
And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.Heinrich Heine
The fairest things have fleetest end: Their scent survives their close, But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose!Francis Thompson
Each tree Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite To pluck and eat.john milton
Quoth the Ocean, "Dawn! O fairest, clearest, Touch me with thy golden fingers bland; For I have no smile till thou appearest For the lovely land."jean ingelow
Delle belle eruditissima, delle erudite bellissima . Translated: "Most learned of the fair; fairest of the learned".
"Aye," said Math, "let us seek, thou and I, by our magic and enchantment to conjure a wife for him out of flowers"...And then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they called forth the very fairest and best endowed maiden that mortal ever saw, and baptized her with the baptism they used at that time, and named her Blodeuedd.
The fairest flowers o' the season Are our carnations and streak'd gillyvors.william shakespeare
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights, A brief wherein all marvels summèd lie, Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store, Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more.robert southwell
fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility.james montgomery