There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
Contributed by: Zaady
There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind, no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not sooner or later responded.
Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
But John P. Robinson, he Sez they didn't know everythin' down in Judee.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.
His heart kep' goin' pity-pat, But hern went pity-Zekle.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
'T is heaven alone that is given away; 'T is only God may be had for the asking.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
'T was kin' o' kingdom-come to look On sech a blessed cretur.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
The clear, sweet singer with the crown of snow Not whiter than the thoughts that housed below.
Source: To George William Curtis.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers, is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
Source: My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in.
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