Violets quotes

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People and violets

The violets whisper from the shade Which their own leaves have made: Men scent our fragrance on the air, Yet take no heed Of humble lessons we would read. (Christina Rossetti)

I had not thought of violets of late, The wild, shy kind that springs beneath you feet In wistful April days. (Alice Dunbar Nelson)

Lies like a violet midst of five large leaves. (Sidney Lanier)

The smell of violets, hidden in the green, Pour’d back into my empty soul and frame The times when I remembered to have been Joyful and free from blame. (A. Tennyson)

Yesterday I sat in a field of violets for a long time perfectly still, until I really sank into it — into the rhythm of the place, I mean — then when I got up to go home I couldn’t walk quickly or evenly because I was still in time with the field. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

If you can do it, it ain’t braggin’… it’s a matter of self-confidence. I got where I did because I wasn’t no shrinking violet. (Dizzy Dean)

The true goal, the true thought of a person is like a violet in the mountains: no one sees it, but everyone passing by hears its fragrance. (Ivan Nazhivin)

He thought how sad it was to be an Animal who had never had a bunch of violets picked for him. (A.A. Milne)

One loves to worry and toil,
seeks out thorns and finds them,
and leaves unnoticed the violets
that bloom on our way. (Johann Martin Usteri)

Love and violets

I do love violets; they tell the history of woman’s love. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon)

Look how the blue-eyed violets glance love to one another. (Thomas Buchanan Read)

If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Bitter love, a violet with it’s crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you? (Pablo Neruda)

Satin and lace and brown velvet and the faint odor of violets. That was all which was left to him of his love. (William Maxwell)

You are the only person who loves me in the world,» said Elizabeth. «When you talk to me I smell violets. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Voluptuous bloom and fragrance rare The summer to its rose may bring; Far sweeter to the wooing air The hidden violet of spring. Still, still that lovely ghost appears, Too fair, too pure, to bid depart; No riper love of later years Can steal its beauty from the heart. (Bayard Taylor)

Gaston was not only a fierce lover, with endless wisdom and imagination, but he was also, perhaps, the first man in the history of the species who had made an emergency landing and had come close to killing himself and his sweetheart simply to make love in a field of violets. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Spring and violets

Who are the violets now That strew the lap of the new-come spring? (William Shakespeare)

When spring comes to our house in the fields without finding us established there, it throws its violets at the door as a business card. (Jean Petit-Senn)

The eyes of spring, so azure, Are peeping from the ground; They are the darling violets, That I in nosegays bound. (Heinrich Heine)

O spring, I know thee! Seek for sweet surprise In the young children’s eyes. But I have learnt the years, and know the yet Leaf-folded violet. (Alice Meynell)

So then the year is repeating its old story again. We are come once more, thank God! to its most charming chapter. The violets and the Mayflowers are as its inscriptions or vignettes. It always makes a pleasant impression on us, when we open again at these pages of the book of life. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Spring-time is coming again, my dear; Sunshine and violets blue, you know; Crocuses lifting their sleepy heads Out of their sheets of snow. (George Augustus Baker)

Spring is here, primroses and violets have celebrated its arrival. The peach trees open their careless blossoms; the swollen buds of pear trees, of lilacs announce the approaching blossoming; the honeysuckles are already green. (Henri-Frédéric Amiel)

Spring quotes

Death and violets

Violets are the smile of the dead. (Paul-Jean Toulet)

“Death is woven in with the violets,” said Louis. “Death and again death.” (Virginia Woolf)

Early violets blue and white Dying for their love of light. (Edwin Arnold)

And the violet lay dead while the odour flew On the wings of the wind o’er the waters blue. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

He has a modest bouquet of violets on his chest — no one knows whose hand laid these flowers. (Aleksandr Kuprin)

Oh! how the birds must die in winter! Yet when the time comes for the violets, We will not find their delicate skeletons In the April grass, where we will run. Do birds hide to die? (François Coppée)

Eyes and violets

In violets blue as your eyes. (Alfred Tennyson)

The violet thinks, with her timid blue eye, to pass for a blossom enchantingly shy. (Frances S. Osgood)

Deep violets, you liken to The kindest eyes that look on you, Without a thought disloyal. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet. (D.H. Lawrence)

You have beautiful eyes you know? When they’re green, I go there to pick the daisy When they’re blue, I dive into them at the bottom of their navy When they’re black, I mourn my neighbor there When they’re purple, then I pick your violet you have beautiful eyes, you know? (Leo Ferre)

Roses and violets

Shall I therefore trample underfoot the violet, because I cannot attain the rose? (Friedrich Schiller)

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. (Bernard Williams)

You violets that first appear, By your pure purple mantles known, Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own — What are you when the rose is blown? (Henry Wotton)

Before we venture into a war of roses, we should practice with violets or snowdrops. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

There are three Graces, only one Venus! I want the violets lined up in a bouquet, but the rose alone. (Christian Friedrich Hebel)

Roses quotes

Life and violets

Winds wanders, and dews drip earthward; Rains fall, suns rise and set; Earth whirls, and all but to prosper A poor little violet. (James Russell Lowell)

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless. (D.H. Lawrence)

A bouquet of violets for that one; a good dinner for some; a boat ride; fire in winter, ice in summer; wine for the poor: such are the details of which happiness is composed. (Delphine de Girardin)

When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring. (Farkas Bolyai)

Fragrance and violets

The violet has a fragrant breath. (Emily Jane Brontë)

Thus violets, under thorny bushes, exhale their sweet perfumes afar, although they are not seen. (Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)

The violets were past their prime, yet their departing breath was sweeter, in the blast of death, than all the lavish fragrance of the time. (James Montgomery Boice)

Ah! That a thousand times more loved The violet, flower of the woods! And how healthier a thousand times The room she perfumed! Its balm, far from weighing down, Lightens and makes the soul new; But fine, you have to approach her, Kiss her, to really feel her. (René-François Sully Prudhomme)

Flowers and violets

The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn. (Robert Burns)

Violets and anemones played at hide-and-seek with us in shady places. (Lucy Larcom)

Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets. (Edna Ferber)

I know not which I love the most, Nor which the comeliest shows, The timid, bashful violet Or the royal-hearted rose: The pansy in purple dress, The pink with cheek of red, Or the faint, fair heliotrope, who hangs, Like a bashful maid her head. (Phoebe Cary)

Flowers quotes

Humility and violets

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. (Mark Twain)

The humble soul is like the violet, which grows low, hangs the head downward, and hides itself with its own leaves. (Fredrika Bremer)

And the violet, living, apparently, such a quiet life of humble sweetness? (William Beebe)

Like the little violet
that blossoms in secret,
always be pious and good,
even when nobody sees you. (Johann Heinrich Voss)

Violets features

The violets — the violets! (Frances L. Mace)

Not every violet is a flower. (Volkmar Frank)

That queen of secrecy, the violet. (John Keats)

The violet was a favorite flower in ancient Greece and became the symbol of Athens, the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and also the flower of her son Priapus, the god of gardens and the male procreative power. (Margaret Joan Roberts)

Women and violets

Many poets think that nature is not complete without woman, and from this doubtless come all the flowery comparisons which, in their songs, turn our natural companion in turn into a rose, a violet, a tulip, etc.., etc. (Guy de Maupassant)

The way he looked at Julia made her feel attractive. For half an hour, as their sentences floated pleasantly among the scent of violets and snowdrops, forget-me-nots and pansies, her interest in him grew. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

And the beautiful violet then! the beautiful violet with red hair, with a beautiful veil, with scarlet earlobes, eater of sea urchins, and whose prestigious crimes have slowly deposited tears of admirable blood and admired by whole heavens on her dress, on her precious dress. (Robert Desnos)

Art and violets

Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Piano: a tinkling violet. (Peter Hille)

What is art? A violet. Is that all? An artistic style is a living entity, a continuous process of invention. It can never be imposed from without; born of the profoundest tendencies within a society, its direction is to a certain extent unpredictable, in much the same way as the eventual configuration of a tree’s branches. (Octavio Paz)

Nature and violets

Blue-eyed violets make the Earth seem like heaven… (Marina Tsvetaeva)

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The violet is in the meadow. In the clearing, the daffodil; Under the tree in hope of family We hear the blackbird sing From April to May. (Pierre Menanteau)

Nature quotes

First flowers and violets

But oh, the sweet, sweet violets, the flowers that opened first! (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

The violet is the first to emerge, can’t wait for spring, even outstrips the grass so that it’s there earlier than all the other flowers on the square, where’s the modesty in that? But it’s okay; that’s how some people get a reputation, they don’t know how! world race? (Johann Nepomuk Nestroy)

Snow and violets

Surely as cometh the Winter, I know There are Spring violets under the snow. (Robert Henry Newell)

Can anything compare to the sight of the first yellow violets blooming along a woodland path? These most fragile of plants are yet hardy enough to bloom when nights are still frosty and snow still lingers in the ravines. (Howard Evans)

Snow quotes

Wood and violets

In kindly showers and sunshine bud The branches of the dull gray wood; Out from its sunned and sheltered nooks The blue eye of the violet looks. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

The thorn tree just began to bud And greening stained the sheltering hedge, An many a violet beside the wood Peeped blue between the withered sedge; (John Clare)

Wood quotes

Laurel and violets

Violets instead of laurel in the hair. (Robert Browning)

Most gladly would I give the blood-stained laurel for the first violet which March brings us, the fragrant pledge of the new-fledged year. (Friedrich Schiller)

Modesty and violets

The gypsies have the modesty of violets. (Christian Bobin)

The beautiful modest flower still retains the bashful timidity of the nymph, partially concealing itself amidst foliage from the garish gaze of the sun. (Frederic Shoberl)

February and violets

Violets are God’s apology for February. (Barbara Johnson)

China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets – that is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon. (Constance Spry)

February quotes

Primroses and violets

I could have brought you some primroses, but I do not like to mix violets with anything. (Benjamin Disraeli)

The room was always filled with primroses and violets. The eyes of the patient rested with pleasure on these beautiful masses with pure colors. (André Maurois)

Primroses quotes

Tears and violets

But gentle violets weeping with the dew. (Oscar Wilde)

Violet! sweet violet! Thine eyes are full of tears; Are they wet Even yet With the thought of other years? (James Russell Lowell)

Stars and violets

Each violet peeps from its dwelling to gaze at the bright stars above. (Heinrich Heine)

Stars will blossom in the darkness, Violets bloom beneath the snow. (Julia Caroline Dorr)

Mountains and violets

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. (Tennessee Williams)

Seek on high bare trails Sky-reflecting violets… Mountain-top jewels. (Matsuo Basho)

Mountaineering quotes

Sweetness and violets

That which above all other yields the sweetest smell in the air is the violet. (Francis Bacon)

With breath more sweet than violet. (Robert Herrick)

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