Famous quotes containing the word sweet:

    I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

    The delicious faces of children, the beauty of school-girls, “the sweet seriousness of sixteen,” the lofty air of well-born, well-bred boys, the passionate histories in the looks and manners of youth and early manhood, and the varied power in all that well-known company that escort us through life,—we know how these forms thrill, paralyze, provoke, inspire, and enlarge us.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The morning rose, that untouched stands
    Armed with her briars, how sweet she smells!
    But plucked and strained through ruder hands,
    Her sweets no longer with her dwells,
    But scent and beauty both are gone,
    And leaves fall from her, one by one.
    Sir Robert Ayton (1570–1638)