A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs; The world uncertain comes and goes, The lover rooted stays.
Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)
Source: Epigraph to Friendship.
Contributed by: Zaady
And every man, in love or pride, Of his fate is never wide.
And striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
And with Cæsar to take in his hand the army, the empire, and Cleopatra, and say, "All these will I relinquish if you will show me the fountain of the Nile."
Source: New England Reformers.
Born for success he seemed, With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
None shall rule but the humble, And none but Toil shall have.
Source: Boston Hymn. 1863.
It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.
What potent blood hath modest May!
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
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