Vain the ambition of kingsWho seek by trophies and dead thingsTo leave a living name behind,And weave but nets to catch the wind.
weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward's race. Give ample room, and verge enough The characters of hell to trace.thomas gray
Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.john keats
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.james russell lowell
And now, when I have summed up all my store, Thinking (so I myself deceive) So rich a chaplet thence to weave As never yet the King of Glory wore, Alas! I find the serpent old, That, twining in his speckled breast, About the flowers disguised does fold With wreaths of fame and interest.Andrew Marvell
How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays; And their uncessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree. Whose short and narrow verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all flow'rs and all trees do close To weave the garlands of repose.Andrew Marvell
I assert once again as a truth to which history as a whole bears witness that men may second their fortune, but cannot oppose it; that they may weave its warp, but cannot break it. Yet they should never give up, because there is always hope, though they know not the end and more towards it along roads which cross one another and as yet are unexplored; and since there is hope, they should not despair, no matter what fortune brings or in what travail they find themselves.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.horace mann
What a tangled web we weave when we practice to believerobert m. price
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.richard feynman
You could weave silk from pig bristles before you could make a man anything but a man.robert jordan
On the pavement of my trampled soul the steps of madmen weave the prints of rude crude words.vladimir mayakovsky
Without doubt, if we are to go back to that ultimate, integral experience, unwarped by the sophistications of theory, that experience whose elucidation is the final aim of philosophy, the flux of things is one ultimate generalization around which we must weave our philosophical system.Alfred North Whitehead
The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps; The robes ye weave, another wears; The arms ye forge, another bears.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather of mind got clarity new-found; now free, I once more weave together emotion, thought, and magic sound.
O what a tangled web we weave / When first we practise to deceive.
I'll seek a four-leaved shamrock in all the fairy dells, And if I find the charmèd leaves, oh, how I'll weave my spells!samuel lover
Upon the cunning loom of thought We weave our fancies, so and so.thomas bailey aldrich
Sweetest mother, I can weave no more to-day, For thoughts of him come thronging, Him for whom my heart is longing For I know not where my weary fingers stray.
Come near me! I do weave A chain I cannot break I am possest With thoughts too swift and strong for one lone human breast.Percy Bysshe Shelley