Jewels quotes

  • God’s jewels are often sent us in rough packages and by dark liveried servants, but within we find the very treasures of the King’s palace and the Bridegroom’s Love.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Kings #Dark #Jewels

  • Stones of small worth may lie unseen by day, But night itself does the rich gem betray.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Lying #Night #Jewels

  • It is ... impossible to keep one's excellence in a little glass casket, like a jewel, to take it out whenever wanted. On the contrary, it can only be conserved by continuous and good practice.
    -- Adolf Anderssen

    #Jewels #Practice #Glasses

  • Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve.
    -- Agnes of Rome

    #Beautiful #Angel #Jewels

  • Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Islamic #Jewels #Gone

  • No one who possesses snow would find any hardship in exchanging it for jewels and pearls. This world is like snow exposed to sun, which continues to melt until it disappears altogether, while the next life is like a precious stone that never passes away.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Jewels

  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god?  And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment - from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies - how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Jewels #Bored

  • Sometimes in June, when I see unearned dividends of dew hung on every lupine, I have doubts about the real poverty of the sands. On solvent farmlands lupines do not even grow, much less collect a daily rainbow of jewels.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Real #June #Jewels

  • Poets like painters, thus unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Art #Jewels #Grace

  • Lots of TV is kind of becoming almost the new form for adult storytelling and cinema, but still with some independent films you still have those kind of jewels that people are able to make and it takes a lot of effort.
    -- Alicia Vikander

    #Independent #Jewels #People

  • When you find a waiter who is a waiter and not an actor, writer, musician or poet, you've found a jewel.
    -- Andre Soltner

    #Jewels #Musician #Actors

  • Black was bestlooking. ... Ebony was the best wood, the hardest wood; it was black. Virginia ham was the best ham. It was black on the outside. Tuxedos and tail coats were black and they were a man's finest, most expensive clothes. You had to use pepper to make most meats and vegetables fit to eat. The most flavorsome pepper was black. The best caviar was black. The rarest jewels were black: black opals, black pearls.
    -- Ann Petry

    #Men #Virginia #Jewels

  • Ah, the feeling you get holding a diamond in your hand! It seems to bore into your skin, to burn, to breathe. It's like holding a bit of the moon in your hand.
    -- Anna Magnani

    #Moon #Hands #Jewels

  • Physically, the heart is an organ that keeps us alive through a coordinated network of cells beating together. Spiritually, the heart is the center of love, the force that makes our lives worthwhile. Globally, the heart is a symbol of a new organizing principle for how to live together on this finite jewel of a planet.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Heart #Cells #Jewels

  • Historically, art has always had a market. When one medieval fiefdom defeated another they would drag back its jewels, gold, tapestries and art objects as the spoils of war. Art equaled power, riches and culture.
    -- Arne Glimcher

    #Art #War #Jewels

  • There are many kinds of open. . . Love is a word, another kind of open. . . Take my word for jewel in your open light.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Love Is #Light #Jewels

  • Friendship is Love with jewels on, but without either flowers or veil.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Friendship #Flower #Jewels

  • I either write the book or sell the jewels. And I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels.
    -- Ava Gardner

    #Book #Writing #Jewels

  • There's a fundamental difference between people who want to see the Internet and say - 'Let's lobotomize and censor parts of it because we need to control it' -  and those like us who see the Internet as a method of growing the economy and innovating in front of the world. And we have to actually reconcile those two positions. And we believe that it is much better to protect this crown jewel of civilization, which is the ability for us to communicate and express our ideas freely, than to try to lobotomize it.
    -- Ben Huh

    #Believe #Jewels #Civilization

  • Yes, well I do have plenty of clothes, jewels and money. However I don't ask for money for myself but if some one gives me money I take it and put it in The Eva Peron Foundation which gives huge amounts of money to the poor and helps to build hospitals , schools and old peoples' homes .
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Home #School #Jewels

  • Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Eye #Jewels #Sky

  • My son, by all means desist from kicking the venerable and enlightened Vizier: for as a costly jewel retains its value even if hidden in a dung-hill, so old age and discretion are to be respected even in the vile persons of our subjects. Desist therefore, and tell us what you desire and propose.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Mean #Son #Jewels

  • I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!
    -- Camille Pissarro

    #Jewels #Monsters #Canvas

  • One really understands testicles after reading 'The Family Jewels,' and one is gratified.
    -- Cathleen Schine

    #Reading #Jewels #Testicles

  • Long friendships are like jewels, polished over time to become beautiful and enduring.
    -- Celia Brayfield

    #Beautiful #Jewels #Long

  • On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Autumn #Jewels #Tree

  • And what about the cash, my existence's jewel?
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Jewels #Cash #Existence

  • I was able to look out the window to see this incredible sight of the whole circle of the Earth. Oceans were crystal blue, the land was brown, and the clouds and the snow were pure white. And that jewel of Earth was just hung up in the blackness of space.
    -- Charles Duke

    #Ocean #Jewels #Land

  • Free grace can go into the gutter, and bring up a jewel!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jewels #Grace #Gutters

  • Grooming is the secret of real elegance. The best clothes, the most wonderful jewels, the most glamorous beauty don't count without good grooming.
    -- Christian Dior

    #Real #Jewels #Clothes

  • Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
    -- Christian Dior

    #Light #Jewels #Sweaters

  • Dress suitably in short skirts and sitting boots, leave your jewels and gold wands in the bank, and buy a revolver.
    -- Constance Markievicz

    #Women #Jewels #Gold

  • We are so overwhelmed with quantities of books, that we hardly realize any more that a book can be valuable, valuable like a jewel, or a lovely picture, into which you can look deeper and deeper and get a more profound experience very time. It is far, far better to read one book six times, at intervals, than to read six several books.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Book #Jewels #Profound

  • Health and an able body are two jewels.
    -- Dario Fo

    #Jewels #Two #Body

  • It will be full of precious stones and jewels, and best of all, full of precious souls!-Immortal souls, saved souls that love Jesus and that you won to the Lord.
    -- David Berg

    #Jesus #Jewels #Soul

  • One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients.
    -- David Miliband

    #School #Jewels #Office

  • Cosmology is serious business and in our hearts we are nothing if not cosmologists, hanging in a cold cage sifting the ruthless jewels of existence.
    -- Dennis Overbye

    #Heart #Jewels #Sifting

  • Those 4 guys in the late 60's who attacked a jewel merchant on New York's West 46th St. on the sidewalk, so they could steal his jewel-filled station wagon, which they abandoned 2 blocks later because none of them could drive a stick shift. Where would I be without such people?
    -- Donald E. Westlake

    #New York #Block #Jewels

  • I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux.
    -- Donald Knuth

    #Memories #Ubuntu #Jewels

  • Call upon Angels to polish the jewels inside your thoughts and feelings, for within every fear or worry is a shining energy of love. Today be aware of your amazing power of manifestation. Know that in everything you think and feel, the entire universe is fully supporting you.
    -- Doreen Virtue

    #Angel #Thinking #Jewels

  • I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land for me!
    -- Dorothea Mackellar

    #Country #Rain #Jewels

  • Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
    -- Douglas William Jerrold

    #Jewels #Belief #Made

  • O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard, Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure
    -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

    #Hard Times #Jewels #Lovers

  • There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England.
    -- Edward Coke

    #Jewels #Law #Land

  • BLINDSIGHT is fearless: a magnificent, darkly gleaming jewel of a book that hurdles the contradictions inherent in biochemistry, consciousness, and human hearts without breaking stride.
    -- Elizabeth Bear

    #Book #Heart #Jewels

  • After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth...The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her...In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.
    -- Elizabeth George Speare

    #Yellow #Jewels #Color

  • I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else.
    -- Elizabeth Taylor

    #Husband #Jewels #Doe

  • I’m the Renee Zellweger now. Jewel is the me now. There is no more Jewel.
    -- Ellen Pompeo


  • I shop only at thrift stores and vintage stores. In New York, I like a place called Star Struck, and a place called The Family Jewels.
    -- Ezra Miller

    #New York #Stars #Jewels

  • The supreme empire is that of the Emperor who renounces all normal life, that of other men, and in who the care of supremacy doesn't weigh like a load of jewels.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Men #Jewels #Normal

  • You don't need Tom Wolfe to tell you that the Buckhead section of Atlanta is the jewel of the city, an area of gracious homes, elegant hotels and shopping centers, as well as some of the best restaurants.
    -- Florence Fabricant

    #Home #Atlanta #Jewels

  • The diamond of character is revealed by the concussion of misfortune, as the splendor of the precious jewel of the mine is developed by the blows of the lapidary.
    -- Francis Alexander Durivage

    #Character #Blow #Jewels

  • I don't know what it means and I don't care because it's Shakespeare and it's like having jewels in my mouth when I say the words.
    -- Frank McCourt

    #Mean #Jewels #Mouths

  • Since I didn't have any kind of formal training, it didn't make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin' Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels ... , or Webern, or Varèse, or Stravinsky. To me it was all good music.
    -- Frank Zappa

    #Jewels #Differences #Listening

  • Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.
    -- Fred Rogers

    #Our World #Jewels #Differences

  • The secret gem of truth has been hidden in the core of your own heart all along. My invitation is to stop all movement of your mind away from truth so that you can discover directly, for yourself, this jewel that is alive within you.
    -- Gangaji

    #Heart #Jewels #Secret

  • The building of America has had its fair share of mistakes, but it's a constitution that's the jewel of democracy, the envy of many, and it's the most generous nation in the world.
    -- Gary Oldman

    #Mistake #Jewels #America

  • San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate
    -- Gavin Newsom

    #Beautiful #Jewels #Cities

  • The flowers are Nature's jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.
    -- George Croly

    #Summer #Flower #Jewels

  • The right to private judgment is the crown jewel of humanity, and for any person or institution to dare to come between the soul and God is a blasphemous impertinence and a defamation of the crown rights of the Son of God.
    -- George W Truett

    #Son #Rights #Jewels

  • To walk before God and in His presence, is the ground and the costly jewel of true Christian living. I would have you above all things to grasp this firmly,because, when it is rightly understood and practiced, it includes all else.
    -- Gerhard Tersteegen

    #Christian #Jewels #Temptation

  • If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands.
    -- Gina Gershon

    #Islands #Jewels #Receiving

  • I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands.
    -- Gina Gershon

    #Christmas #Kids #Jewels

  • An extraordinary set of reminiscences, beautifully put together by an extremely sensitive, even gifted interviewer. It is a jewel.
    -- Glenda Gilmore

    #Jewels #Together #Sensitive

  • I had cars, houses, jewels, furs, and a husband who loved me, and a career I was happy with. But I found fulfillment in my relationship with Christ.
    -- Gloria Gaynor

    #Husband #Jewels #Careers

  • I was six years old when my parents told me that there was a small, dark jewel inside my skull, learning to be me.
    -- Greg Egan

    #Dark #Jewels #Years

  • The ignorant person is totally blind he does not appreciate the value of the jewel
    -- Guru Gobind Singh

    #Jewels #Appreciate #Ignorant

  • In crime fiction, I just don't write the parts that aren't a thriller and it's exactly the same in my TV reporting - I distill the essence of the story until it's only the jewels of the tale - and leave in only the most compelling and exciting parts.
    -- Hank Phillippi Ryan

    #Writing #Jewels #Essence

  • The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
    -- Hazrat Inayat Khan

    #Attitude #Jewels #Soul

  • I'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.
    -- Hedy Lamarr

    #Hair #Jewels #Faces

  • Diamonds are the tears of the poor.
    -- Helen McCloy

    #Jewels #Tears #Rich

  • The eye is the jewel of the body.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Eye #Jewels #Body

  • The stars are the jewels of the night, and perchance surpass anything which day has to show.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Stars #Night #Jewels

  • Dear beauteous death, the jewel of the just.
    -- Henry Vaughan

    #Death #Jewels #Dear

  • If God but cares for our inward and eternal life, if by all the experiences of this life He is reducing it and preparing for its disclosure, nothing can befall us but prosperity. Every sorrow shall be but the setting of some luminous jewel of joy. Our very morning shall be but the enamel around the diamond; our very hardships but the metallic rim that holds the opal, glancing with strange interior fires.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Morning #Fire #Jewels

  • I don't need to put jewels on to make myself feel important. I'd rather drop them for the benefit of less fortunate people. I don't need to put gold on my body, and I'm not criticizing people who do, but for me, I'd rather be around my family and see them be happy because that's worth more to me than gold.
    -- Immortal Technique

    #Jewels #People #Important

  • I'll tell you this. Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you-if you allow it to be.
    -- Jacqueline Winspear

    #Heart #Jewels #Leaving

  • Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
    -- James Allen

    #Beautiful #Peace #Jewels

  • Have you noticed that many jewels make women either incredibly fat or incredibly thin?
    -- James M. Barrie

    #Sex #Jewels #Fats

  • Convenient though it would be if it were true, Mozilla [Netscape 1.0] is not big because it's full of useless crap. Mozilla is big because your needs are big. Your needs are big because the Internet is big. There are lots of small, lean web browsers out there that, incidentally, do almost nothing useful. But being a shining jewel of perfection was not a goal when we wrote Mozilla.
    -- Jamie Zawinski

    #Jewels #Goal #Perfection

  • I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Jewels #Rich #Enjoy

  • My family always says my voice is a gift—a precious jewel I inherited from my maternal grandma, Julia Kate Hudson. My sister and I used to joke that the 'Kates' in our family got all the talent.
    -- Jennifer Hudson

    #Grandma #Voice #Jewels

  • With this announcement today, the Army has made it clear what we have known all along - that Fort Riley is truly the crown jewel of the United States Army.
    -- Jim Ryun

    #Army #Jewels #America

  • Only you and I can help the sun rise each coming morning. If we don't, it may drench itself out in sorrow. You special, miraculous, unrepeatable, fragile, fearful, tender, lost, sparkling ruby emerald jewel, rainbow splendor person. It's up to you.
    -- Joan Baez

    #Morning #Jewels #Rainbow

  • After the occupation of Paris, Hitler visited Paris, which of course was a great jewel for him, and he wanted to go up on the Eiffel Tower and gaze down upon the city of Paris, which he'd conquered. For some reason the elevators mysteriously stopped working that day. Some people say it might have had to do with the French resistance. So he couldn't go up.
    -- Joe Harris

    #Jewels #Cities #Paris

  • Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.
    -- Johannes Kepler

    #Mean #Jewels #Names

  • An ugly woman in a rich habit set out with jewels nothing can become.
    -- John Dryden

    #Jewels #Ugly #Rich

  • Honesty of thought and speech and written word is a jewel, and they who curb prejudice and seek honorably to know and speak the truth are the only builders of a better life.
    -- John Galsworthy

    #Honesty #Jewels #Prejudice

  • If delight may provoke men's labour, what greater delights is there then to behold the earth as apparelled with plants, as with a robe of imbroidered worke, set with orient pearles, and garnished with great diversitie of rare and costly jewels? The delight is great but the use greater, and joyned often with necessitie.
    -- John Gerard

    #Home #Men #Jewels

  • Each day's a gift of Life divine a precious jewel that's yours and mine!
    -- John McLeod

    #Jewels #Giving #Each Day

  • Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
    -- John Milton

    #Men #Jewels #Treasure

  • As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. In due time, when we have nothing better to set people to work at, it may be right to let them make lace and cut jewels; but as long as there are any who have no blankets for their beds, and no rags for their bodies, so long it is blanket-making and tailoring we must set people to work at, not lace.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Cutting #Jewels #Land

  • When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
    -- John Weitz

    #Men #Jewels #Black

  • Jewel of life, guiding light, heralding a joyous new dawn.
    -- Jon Anderson

    #Future #Light #Jewels

  • As God delights in his own beauty, he must necessarily delight in the creature's holiness which is a conformity to and participation of it, as truly as [the] brightness of a jewel, held in the sun's beams, is a participation or derivation of the sun's brightness, though immensely less in degree.
    -- Jonathan Edwards

    #Jewels #Brightness #Sun

  • The Germans have four violin concertos. The greatest, most uncompromising is Beethoven’s. The one by Brahms vies with it in seriousness. The richest, the most seductive, was written by Max Bruch. But the most inward, the heart’s jewel, is Mendelssohn’s.
    -- Joseph Joachim

    #Heart #Jewels #Seductive

  • A good name is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.
    -- Josiah Johnson Hawes

    #Life #Character #Jewels

  • Some women need no jewels to make them sparkle. You are one of them. -Royce Westmoreland
    -- Judith McNaught

    #Jewels #Needs #Sparkle

  • It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building.
    -- K. Pattabhi Jois

    #Jewels #Ignorant #Would Be

  • I saw the S.B.A. with just enormous potential, and that's what I told the president - this is really a jewel.
    -- Karen Mills

    #Jewels #President #Saws