Robert William Service Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Robert William Service quotes, Robert William Service sayings, and Robert William Service proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

She’s as light as any fairy; she’s as pretty as a peach; She’s mistress of the witchcraft to beguile; There’s sunshine in her manner, there is music in her speech, And there’s concentrated honey in her smile. Robert William Service
Although from godly grace I fall, / For sensed with sin my every act is, / 'Twere better not to preach at all, / Then I would have no need to practice. / So Sabbath day I'll sneak away, / And though the Church grieve my defection, / In sunny woodland I will pray: / "God save us from Perfection!" Robert William Service
Ignorance is bliss. Robert William Service
E'en as a toper from the dram-shop reeling, / Sees in his garret's blackness, dazzling fair, / All that he might have been, and, heart-sick, kneeling, / Sobs in the passion of a vast despair: / So my ideal self haunts me alway--/ When the accounting comes, how shall I pay? Robert William Service
I have a compact to commune / A monthly midnight with the Moon; / Into its face I stare and stare, / And find sweet understanding there. Robert William Service
In all of spangled space, but I / To stare moon-struck into the sky; / Of billion beings I alone / To praise the Moon as still as stone. Robert William Service
O I will watch the maiden Moon / Dance on the sea with silver shoon; / But with the Queen Moon I will keep / My tryst when all the world's asleep. Robert William Service
All other friends may come and go, / All other friendships fail; / But these, the friends I've worked to win, / Oh, they will never stale; / And comfort me till Time shall write / The finish to my tale. Robert William Service
Singing all together with their throats bronze-bare. Robert William Service
Open wide the window; there's a lark a-singing; there's a glad lark singing in the evening sky. Robert William Service
And her thin little arms were stretched to you / With a yearning joy that they never knew. / She woke from the darkest dark to see / Like a heavenly vision, that Christmas Tree. Robert William Service
I've half a hundred men to boss, / And take my job to heart; / You'll never find me at a loss, / So well I play my part. / My voice is hard, my eye is cold, / My mouth is grimly set; / They all consider me, I'm told, / A "bloody martinet." Robert William Service
Grand-daughter of the Painted Nails, / As if they had been dipped in gore, / I'd like to set you lugging pails / And make you scrub the kitchen floor. / I'm old and crotchety of course, / And on this point my patience fails; / I'd sue my old girl for divorce / If she showed up with painted nails. Robert William Service
Great Grandfather was ninety-nine / And so it was our one dread, / That though his health was superfine / He'd fail to make the hundred. / Though he was not a rolling stone / No moss he seemed to gather: / A patriarch of brawn and bone / Was Great Grandfather. Robert William Service
When with a clumsy, lucky clout he knocked the champion out. Robert William Service
Little Brother, how I pray / You may sanctuary find / Peoples of the world succumb . ./ Fly, poor fools, the wrath to come! Robert William Service
Brother, you were born too late; / Human life is but a breath. / Men delve deep, where darkly wait Robert William Service
They hospitably welcomed it and at the food rack gave it place. Robert William Service
That stairway grand of marbled might, / The most majestic in the land, / In statured splendour, flight on flight Robert William Service
When with a clumsy, lucky clout he knocked the champion out. Robert William Service
Through eyelet holes I watched the crowd / Rain of confetti fling; / Their joy is lush, their laughter loud, / For Carnival is King. Robert William Service
Oh God! The beauty of the blow / When I will blast his life; / When I will laugh and let him know / My mistress is his wife. / Today a doormat for his feet, / He loves to see me squirm / Tomorrow,--how revenge is sweet! / The turning of the worm. Robert William Service
On steak and kidney pie washed down with sparkling cider. Robert William Service
I diagnosed with weeping that on strychnine it had fed and so I bought a hamburg steak. Robert William Service
God love her! how it cheered me then / To see her there so brave and pretty; / So she with needle, I with pen, / We slaved and sang above the city. / And as across my streams of ink / I watched her from a poet's distance, / She stitched and sang . . . I scarcely think / She was aware of my existence. Robert William Service
I go to the shop every morning; / I work with my needle and thread; / Silk, satin and velvet adorning, / Then luncheon on coffee and bread. / Then sewing and sewing till seven; / Or else, if the order I get, / I toil and I toil till eleven -- / And such is the day of Babette. Robert William Service
So I'll go back to Tennessee, And they will ask: "How have you spent your Brief holiday in gay Paree?" Robert William Service
I do not swear because I am / A sweet and sober guy; / I cannot vent a single damn / However hard I try. Robert William Service
An no, I never, never swear; / Profanity don't pay; / To cuss won't get you anywhere Robert William Service
A Poet of Profanity! / For I've been known with vulgar slang / To stoke the Sacred Fire, / And even used a word like 'hang', / Suggesting ire. Robert William Service