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
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
Contributed by: Zaady
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
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.
There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
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