20 Metaphors for precious

The more precious are the moments, the faster they seem to pass.

c. Amongst topics or outward medicines, none are more precious than baths, but of them I have spoken.

But however that may be, the following sentences are more precious than diamonds.

We shall be far happier than those who seek worldly honors; and more than all, we shall leave a name behind us more precious than fame or wealth can bestow.

The dust and stones of the street were as precious as gold: the gates were at first the end of the world.

You have proved yourself the savior of the Jews, for you freed us from the tax, and saved us what is more precious than honor, and rank, and happinessour money; for, without money, the Jew is nobody.

" "I thought that men in our pursuit left honour to silly heads, and that we seldom struck a blow that was not intended to ring on a metal more precious than iron.

Even if by superhuman strife, and the guidance of Providence, he did escape death, he would have lost something as precious as life.

For this reason we must bow down before him, and flatter him, and assure him of our eternal gratitude, for it is a question not of life, but what is more precious than lifemoney.

President Wilson, who said on January 2, 1917, that a peace without victory was to be preferred ("It must be a peace without victory"), and that "Right is more precious than peace," had also repeatedly affirmed that "We have no quarrel with the German people.

"Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and getteth understanding, for the merchandise thereof is better than silver, and the gain thereof better than gold: it is more precious than pearls, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared to her," Prov.

In his estimation, oil was as precious as rice.

This ninth was a lady, the most beautiful and virtuous of women, "more precious than rubies," who became his wife.

But it is often indispensable to compare these together; so that although honour is more precious than safety, there is still room to deliberate which one is to consult in the greatest degree.

And yet out of all this mass of manhood, with all their faults, vices, coward instincts, pride of courage, unexpressed ideals, unconscious patriotism, old traditions of pluck, untutored faith in things more precious than self-interestthe mixture that one finds in any great body of menthere was made an army, that "contemptible little army" of ours which has added a deathless story of human valour to the chronicles of our race.

More precious than silver or gold, Or all that this earth can afford; But the sound of the church-going bell, These valleys and rocks never heard, Ne'er sigh'd at the sound of a knell, Or smil'd when a sabbath appear'd." "'Ye winds, that have made me your sport, Convey to this desolate shore, Some cordial, endearing report Of a land I shall visit no more.

As I esteemed life more precious than time, though either of them once lost can never be recovered, I soon decided to share my fate with herby her, to be carried safely to the "farther shore," or with her, to seek a watery grave.

For truth lies hid, but nothing is more precious than truth.

If you could add to it the sooty appearance of a coal-heaver, or a chimney-sweep, it would sit, upon this more precious than velvet garb, like spangles and lace.

But because war's stupendous evil makes all other things seem trivial, and the gifts of liberty and life are more precious than wealth or luxury, so these rich folk in misfortune fraternized cheerfully in the discussion of their strange adventures and shared the last drop of hot tea in a Thermos flask with the generous instincts of shipwrecked people dividing their rations on a desert isle.

20 Metaphors for  precious