Edmund Waller Quotes


19 Edmund Waller quotes:



"Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse."
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"Stronger by weakness, wiser men become."
"And as pale sickness does invade, Your frailer part, the breaches made, In that fair lodging still more clear, Make the bright guest, your soul, appear."
"Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new."
"Circle are praised, not that abound, In largeness, but the exactly round."
"Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain."
"Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode."
"That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high."
"Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be."
"The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build, Her humble nest, lies silent in the field."
"Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek."
"All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings."
"Give us enough but with a sparing hand."
"Thrice happy is that humble pair, Beneath the level of all care! Over whose heads those arrows fly, Of sad distrust and jealousy."
"The chain that's fixed to the throne of Jove, On which the fabric of our world depends, One link dissolved, the whole creation ends."
"So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould."
"The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions are no more!"
Author: Waller Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Calm Quotes
"Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot"
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"Poets that lasting marble seek/ Must carve in Latin or in Greek."
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