Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
Not only around our infancy Doth heaven with all its splendors lie; Daily, with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man; He 's ben on all sides thet give places or pelf; But consistency still wuz a part of his plan,- He 's ben true to one party, an' thet is himself.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. ii.
Ez fer war, I call it murder,- There you hev it plain an' flat; I don't want to go no furder Than my Testyment fer that. . . . . . An' you 've gut to git up airly Ef you want to take in God.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. i.
Under the yaller pines I house, When sunshine makes 'em all sweet-scented, An' hear among their furry boughs The baskin' west-wind purr contented.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. x.
Earth's noblest thing,-a woman perfected.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
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