Like a ten-ton cake, the world is more than anyone can eat at one sitting. Select a piece of it, then enjoy the party.
Samuel M Silver
I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the Battle of Life,—
The hymn of the wounded, the beaten, who died overwhelmed in the strife….
The hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart,
Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.
William Wetmore Story
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
Edgar Allan Poe
Who dares To say that he alone has found the truth?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.
Charles Eliot Norton
A cul-de-sac to which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
John A Lincoln
From a little spark may burst a flame.
For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal.
The Divine Comedy Dante
If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of evil, it is pure human love.
N P Willis
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
There are three things that are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.
I have tried so hard to do the right.
No, but I would at least expect to see contented cows.
President Herbert Hoover
We may be for or against the South. But there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the South have made an Army; they are making, it appears, a Navy; and they have made — what is more than either — they have made a Nation.... We may anticipate with certainty the success of the Southern States so far as regards their separation from the North.
William Ewart Gladstone
He that shuts love out, in turn shall be Shut out from love.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If any pale student, glued to his desk, here seek an apology for a way of life whose natural fruits is that pallid and emasculate scholarship of which New England has had too many examples, it will be far better that this sketch had not been written. For the student there is, in its season, no better place than the saddle, and no better companion than the rifle or the oar.
Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. it's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
John Greenleaf Whittier
I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I can not do interfere with what I can do.
Edward E Hale
While there's life there’s hope, and only the dead have none.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.
The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Those we love can but walk down to the pier with us-- the voyage we must make alone.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings.
He who cannot rest, cannot work he who cannot let go, cannot hold on he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.