Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
I love the fair lilies and roses so gay,They are rich in their pride and their splendor;But still more do I love to wander awayTo the meadow so sweet,Where down at my feet,The harebell blooms modest and tender.dora read goodale
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.Bible (Old Testament)
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
And lilies are still lilies, pulled By smutty hands, though spotted from their white.
"Thou wert not, Solomon! in all thy glory Array'd," the lilies cry, "in robes like ours; How vain your grandeur! Ah, how transitory Are human flowers!"horace smith
The rose is fragrant, but it fades in time: The violet sweet, but quickly past the prime White lilies hang their heads, and soon decay, And white snow in minutes melts away.john dryden
Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see; But the wild bluebell is the flower for me.Louisa A. meredith
There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies grow, A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. There cherries grow, which none may buy Till 'Cherry ripe!'themselves do cry.thomas campion
Hope is like a harebell, trembling from its birth,Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth,Faith is like a lily, lifted high and white,Love is like a lovely rose, the world’s delight.Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.christina rossetti
The slender acacia would not shake One long milk-bloom on the tree; The white lake-blossom fell into the lake As the pimpernel dozed on the lea; But the rose was awake all night for your sake, Knowing your promise to me; The lilies and roses were all awake, They sighed for the dawn and thee.
I'll seize the rosebuds in their perfumed bed, The violet knots, like curious mazes spread O'er all the garden, taste the ripened cherry, The warm, firm apple, tipped with coral berry. Then will I visit with a wandering kiss The vale of lilies and the bower of bliss, And where the beauteous region doth divide Into two milky ways, my lips shall slide Down those smooth alleys, wearing as I go A track for lovers on the printed snow.thomas carew
Change in a trice The lilies and languors of virtue For the raptures and roses of vice.algernon charles swinburne
Our spirits leaped, hosannas of destruction,Like desert lilies forked with tongues of fire.roy campbell
Seek first God 's Kingdom, that is, become like the lilies and the birds, become perfectly silent then shall the rest be added unto you.
There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies blow; A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow. There cherries grow that none may buy, Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire, Poor Robin is yet flowerless; but how gay With his red stalks upon this sunny day!william wordsworth
But who will watch my lilies, When their blossoms open white? By day the sun shall be sentry, And the moon and the stars by night!bayard taylor
Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises.william wordsworth
Hope is like a harebell, trembling from its birth, Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth, Faith is like a lily, lifted high and white, Love is like a lovely rose, the world's delight. Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth, But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.christina rossetti
Had it lived long, it would have been lilies without, roses within.Andrew Marvell
We are lilies fair, The flower of virgin light; Nature held us forth, and said, "Lo! my thoughts of white."leigh hunt
lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one!william shakespeare