Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Contributed by: Zaady
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.
Source: Part Second. viii.
Not what we give, but what we share,- For the gift without the giver is bare; Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and Me.
Source: Vision of Sir Launfal
This goin' ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. ii.
I don't believe in princerple, But oh I du in interest.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vi.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
Source: The Growth of a Legend, 1847
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve as or cut us, as we grip them by the blade or by the handle.
Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book,-and that is a book honestly come by.
Source: Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Patents, Jan. 29, 1886.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
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