The question of common sense is always, "What is it good for?" A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Contributed by: Nelly
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions
Contributed by: Revenimus
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Contributed by: Zaady
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
May is a pious fraud of the almanac.
No man is born into the world, whose work Is not born with him; there is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will: And blessed are the horny hands of toil!
You've a darned long row to hoe.
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
But John P. Robinson, he Sez they didn't know everythin' down in Judee.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.
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