Oft in the tranquil hour of night, when stars illume the sky, I gaze upon each orb of light, and wish that thou wert by.
Nor second he, that rode sublime Upon the seraph-wings of ecstasy, The secrets of th'abyss to spy. He passed the flaming bounds of place and time: 370 The living throne, the sapphire-blaze, Where angels tremble, while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.thomas gray
Their gaze met for a few seconds. The exchange was as warm and friendly as a pair of automated range finders getting a mutual target lock.dan abnett
God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane.rabindranath tagore
Would that I were the heaven, that I might be all full of love-lit eyes to gaze on thee.Plato
Bequeath us no earthly shore until Is answered in the vortex of our grave The seal's wide spindrift gaze toward paradise.(Harold) Hart Crane
The medium's gaze is brief, intense, and promiscuous. The shelf life of the moral causes it makes its own is brutally short.Michael Ignatieff
Let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon God.Herman Melville
I opened the telegram and said, "He's dead —" and as I looked up into Graham Mill's gaze I saw that he knew who, before I could say.nadine gordimer
Lo these were they, whose souls the Furies steel'd,And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield.Thus unlamented pass the proud away,The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day!So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glowFor others' good, or melt at others' woe.Alexander Pope
For rigorous teachers seized my youth, And purged its faith, and trimm’d its fire, Show’d me the high white star of Truth, There bade me gaze, and there aspire.Matthew Arnold
But so fair, She takes the breath of men away Who gaze upon her unaware.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution. One can disintegrate the world by means of very strong light. For weak eyes the world becomes solid, for still weaker eyes it seems to develop fists, for eyes weaker still it becomes shamefaced and smashes anyone who dares to gaze upon it.Franz Kafka
Yes, I know , we are merely empty forms of matter, but we are indeed sublime in having invented God and our soul. So sublime, my friend, that I want to gaze upon matter, fully conscious that it exists, and yet launching itself madly into Dream, despite its knowl edge that Dream has no existence, extolling the Soul and all the divine impressions of that kind which have collected within us from the beginning of time and proclaiming, in the face of the Void which is truth, these glorious lies!stéphane mallarmé
We cannot be young twice; we cannot turn upon our steps, and go back to gather the garlands we gathered ten years ago. And, therefore, with a gaze over on the cross upon the distant hills, and a remembrance always of the shadow land that lies beyond, let us endeavor to be contented with small things, and to make ourselves happy in the pleasantness of simple pleasures.holme lee
Then yield thee, coward, And live to be the show and gaze o' the time.
Natural, reckless, correct skill; yesterday's clarity is today's stupidity. The universe has dark and light, entrust oneself to change. One time, shade the eyes and gaze afar at the road of heaven.