The hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Source: Midnight Mass.
Contributed by: Zaady
Into a world unknown,-the corner-stone of a nation!
Source: The Courtship of Miles Standish. iv.
Write on your doors the saying wise and old. "Be bold!" and everywhere - "Be bold; Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.
Source: Retribution. From the Sinngedichte of Friedrich von Logau
'Wouldst thou'-so the helmsman answered,- 'Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery!'
Source: The Secret of the Sea
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
A banner with the strange device.
Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Source: A Psalm of Life.
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