Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him.
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us then ten-thousand truths.
Earth is dearer than gold.
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work, I refer to the disposal of Almighty God, whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty, but than my life.
GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.