Breath

Famous quotes containing the word breath:

    The west was getting out of gold,
    The breath of air had died of cold....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    You ever gentle gods, take my breath from me;
    Let not my worser spirit tempt me again
    To die before you please!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
    Where wealth accumulates, and men decay:
    Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade;
    A breath can make them, as a breath has made;
    But a bold peasantry, their country’s pride,
    When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)