A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: The Growth of a Legend, 1847
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Source: Shakespeare Once More.
Here was a type of the true elder race, And one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face.
Two meanings have our lightest fantasies,- One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.
Source: Sonnet xxxiv. (Ed. 1844.)
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.
Source: Part Second. viii.
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