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Love and lilies

Like a lily between thorns , my beloved is between maidens. (King Solomon)

The fountain of love is the rose and the lily, the sun and the dove. (Heinrich Heine)

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:While the Lily white shall in love delight,Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright. (William Blake)

Your lips are like sugar And your cheeks an apple Your breasts are paradise And your body a lily. O, to kiss the sugar To bite the apple To reveal paradise And open the lily. (Louis de Bernieres)

How will you turn white lilies into red roses? Kiss a white Galatee, she will laugh blushing. (Friedrich Freiherr von Logau)

A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lilies of the swamp. (Carson McCullers)

But which of the flowers
will ensnare my heart?
The singing nightingales want to
warn me about the lily. (Heinrich Heine)

But the rose was awake all night for your sake,
Knowing your promise to me;
The lilies and roses were all awake,
They sigh’d for the dawn and thee. (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Passionately on the branch of his beloved
Bird sings pleasure;
The noon sun is burning,
Lily is dozing in languor. (Pierre Jean Beranger)

Love: love puts a little light in your heart; Love, love lightens, Love, because happiness is kneaded in love Like a lily in the snow! (Germain Nouveau)

Religion and lilies

Faith is like a lily, lifted high and white. (Christina Rossetti)

The only Commandment I ever obeyed — ‘Consider the Lilies’. (Emily Dickinson)

Mary is the lily in God’s garden. (Bridget of Sweden)

Look to the lilies how they grow! ‘Twas thus the Saviour said, that we, Even in the simplest flowers that blow, God’s ever-watchful care might see. (David Macbeth Moir)

So let us not worry, and look instead as it has been taught us to do, as the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, keeping complete faith in Our Father’s goodness. (Franz Liszt)

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. (Soren Kierkegaard)

And the stately lilies stand Fair in the silvery light, Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer; Their pure breath sanctifies the air, As its fragrance fills the night. (Julia Caroline Dorr)

I took a day to search for God, And found Him not. But as I trod By rocky ledge, through woods untamed, Just where one scarlet lily flamed, I saw His foot print in the sod. (Bliss Carman)

The people who influence us are those who have stood unconsciously for the right thing. They are like the stars and the lilies, and the joy of God flows through them all the time. (Oswald Chambers)

Lilies features

Who would presume to imitate the colors of the tulip or improve the shape of the lily? (Edgar Allan Poe)

All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden. (Reginald Farrer)

Sword and lilies somehow don’t go together. (Brigitte Fuchs)

As a sign of honor, I draw a lily . (Mikhail Bulgakov)

Lilies bloom when we laugh together. (Suyasha Subedi)

White lilies, in whose cups the gold bees dream. (Oscar Wilde)

There is no evolving, only unfolding. The lily is in the bit of dust which is its beginning, lily and nothing but lily: and the lily in blossom is a ne plus ultra: there is no evolving beyond. (D.H. Lawrence)

Roses and lilies

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity. (Dorothea Dix)

The lily has a smooth stalk, will never hurt your hand; but the rose upon her brier is lady of the land. (John Keats)

Lilies of death-pale hope, roses of passionate dream. (William Butler Yeats)

The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence. (Nathaniel Parker Willis)

A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about roses

People and lilies

Give lilies with full hands. (Virgil)

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)

The lily is all in white, like a saint, And so is no mate for me. (Thomas Hood)

Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses. (Oscar Wilde)

O lovely lily clean, O lily springing green, O lily bursting white, Dear lily of delight, Spring in my heart agen That I may flower to men. (John Masefield)

Put your mouthful of words away and come with me to watch the lilies open in such a field, growing there like yachts, slowly steering their petals without nurses or clocks. (Anne Sexton)

Death and lilies

Like the lily That once was mistress of the field and flourished, I’ll hang my head and perish. (William Shakespeare)

Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying, In sweetness, not in music, dying. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

This is the spot where I will lie When life has had enough of me, These are the grasses that will blow Above me like a living sea. These gay old lilies will not shrink To draw their life from death of mine… (Sara Teasdale)

A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night,
It was the plant and flower of light. (Ben Jonson)

Only now do I understand the blooming
lily, your silent greeting:
I know, no matter how much my heart glows,
that I must perish like you! (Gottfried Keller)

Soul and lilies

Stars open among the lilies. Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens? This is the silence of astounded souls. (Sylvia Plath)

Yet, the great ocean hath no tone of power
Mightier to reach the soul, in thought’s hushed hour,
Than yours, ye Lilies! chosen thus and graced! (Felicia Hemans)

I see the lilies fiery yellow and white
Adorn the summer fields for you,
my soul walks quietly
on the sacred tracks of creation. (Ferdinand von Saar)

The most beautiful thing in this world is
the peace of mind
that blooms like the lily in the field
even under storms. (Hermann Köhler)

Girls and lilies

There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow. (Thomas Campion)

With the fifteenth spring,
Like a lily with a dawn,
Beauty blooms … (Alexander Pushkin)

Lily-like, white as snow,
She hardly knew
She was a woman, so
Sweetly she grew. (Oscar Wilde)

On the calm black waves where the stars sleep
White Ophelia floats like a great lily. (Arthur Rimbaud)

Purity and lilies

A lily symbolizes purity, while a lily in a valley symbolizes humility. (Confucius)

Is not this lily pure? What fuller can procure A white so perfect, spotless clear As in this flower doth appear? (Francis Quarles)

Chastity is the lily of virtues, and makes men almost equal to Angels. Everything is beautiful in accordance with its purity. Now the purity of man is chastity… (Saint Francis de Sales)

Live pure, my heart, this beautiful life,
Pure from all error and evil knowledge,
Like the lily lives in quiet innocence,
Like the dove in the treetops of the grove; (Leopold Schefer)

Women and lilies

Warming sun of creation, oh woman, you soul of life,
lily, spreading the fragrance over the desolate valley! (Michael Adam Bergman)

My trinity is the mouth of a rose, the breast of a lily, and then something else again. (Evariste de Parny)

Flora, whom he had left a lily, had become a peony; but that was not much. Flora, who had seemed enchanting in all she said and thought, was diffuse and silly. That was much. (Charles Dickens)

This is the British type of beauty, gentle, pure and intelligent, so to speak: there were no roses, no lilies , no arched eyebrows; it was all about the purity and harmony of lines and shades, as in a perfectly composed bouquet. (Ivan Goncharov)

Night and lilies

From the sun, the lily timidly
hides with its head,
All the night is waiting, everything is waiting drearily —
The moon would rise sooner. (Heinrich Heine)

On a dark night of white lilies,
an obscure sleep is quiet.
The breeze of the night cool
blows over them. (Ivan Bunin)

Dreamlike vigil!
Now the night rolls through the land;
the moon, the white lily,
blooms in her hand. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Childhood and lilies

June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children’s hands with posies. (Sara Coleridge)

Creating yourself is a source of great pride, but it also leads to a feeling of having no foundations. I’ve known many gifted children of immigrants who have a sense of being lilies growing in a swamp—beautiful flowers but no deep roots. (Irvin D. Yalom)

Nothing is sweeter also than to come back
As after long years of absence,
Than to come back
By the path of memory
Flowered with lilies of innocence
In the garden of Childhood. (Emile Nelligan)

Flowers and lilies

We owed scores of our older flowers to the Orient, among them such important ones as the Lilac, Rose, Lily, Tulip, Crown Imperial. (Alice Morse Earle)

Lilacs, pinks, roses, lilies, and many other beautiful flowers, smiled in luxuriant and variegated bloom… (Maria Burg)

The rose is flirtatious;
The bloody gladiolus
But the lily is white
For the great feast. (Charles Cros)

Quotes about flowers

Beauty and lilies

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. (John Ruskin)

The carnation, pretty in color, and the rose all love; the honest smelling jasmine, the religious lily, which is the most beautiful? (Tirso de Molina)

Do not be angry with beauty, because she is beautiful, because she is worthless, like the lily chalice, shines through Venus’ gift! Let her be the lucky one! You watch them, you are the lucky one. (Friedrich Schiller)

Garden and lilies

While the lilies are growing, remember to weed the garden. (Mary Hutton Bowman-Hart)

I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness. (Andrew Marvell)

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)

Quotes about garden

Fragrance and lilies

The fragrance of a lily is heavy for me, Because decay is hidden in it. (Innokenty Annensky)

Then, these huge white lilies, deep as goblets, from which one drinks fragrance, and never exhausts,—these thousand unknown… (Julia Ward Howe)

It smelt damply of wet lily leaves and iris roots and mud. (Edith Nesbit)

Literature and lilies

Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour. (W. Somerset Maugham)

The hero of the French novel is so inexperienced and innocent that the purest lily seems, in comparison, to be a brown pig . He is always deceived , always unhappy and always respects the will of his parents, who live on rural products, somewhere «out there», among lilies of the valley and elderberry . Let’s not talk about the hero. Well him! (Taffy)

Life and lilies

Neither your lilies nor your roses are seen to fall, — And the winter of your life is your second spring. (Francois Maynard)

All life is sacred. Since life is an affirmation of the Creator, I shall live on, even when I am gone. In trailing clouds of glory shall I return to my Creator only to find that I had never really left. I shall walk among the lilies of the field and leave my trail in stardust in the sky. (John Harricharan)

Nature and lilies

The roses shiver, and in the morning breeze
the lilies sway silent, painful thoughts. (Paul Verlaine)

We are Lilies fair,
The flower of virgin light;
Nature held us forth, and said,
«Lo! my thoughts of white.» (Leigh Hunt)

Quotes about nature

Joy and lilies

The glad red lilies that burn in our sight. (Algernon Charles Swinburne)

Learn from the lily and learn from the bird, your teachers: to be is to exist for today — that is joy.
Lily and bird are our teachers of joy. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Weeds and lilies

Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. (William Shakespeare)

Where a white lily, now and then, Blooms in the midst of noxious weeds And deadly nightshade on its banks. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Quotes about weeds

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