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.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment.
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.
Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
Source: Democracy and Addresses.
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
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