Where Words Fail Sweet Affections Flowers Speak

Famous quotes containing the words flowers, speak, affections, words, fail and/or sweet:

    My love is fair, my love is gay,
    As fresh as bin the flowers in May
    And of my love my roundelay,
    My merry, merry, merry roundelay,
    Concludes with Cupid’s curse,—
    ‘They that do change old love for new
    Pray gods they change for worse!’
    George Peele (1559–1596)

    Neither look at nor listen to what is improper; do not speak or act without observing propriety.
    —Chinese proverb.

    Confucian Analects.

    When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order;Mpoetry = the best words in the best order.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Every failure teaches a man something, to wit, that he will probably fail again next time.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    ‘Tis no sin love’s fruit to steal;
    But the sweet theft to reveal,
    To be taken, to be seen,
    These have crimes accounted been.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)