Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, Without fear, and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Source: Hyperion , bk. IV, ch. 8
Contributed by: Zaady
All things come round to him who will but wait.
Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Student's Tale. (1862.)
The prayer of Ajax was for light.
Source: The Goblet of Life.
Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
Source: The Rainy Day.
Standing with reluctant feet Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!
It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,- Let me review the scene, And summon from the shadowy past The forms that once have been.
Source: A Gleam of Sunshine.
In this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.
Life is real! life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Source: A Psalm of Life.
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