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.
It ["The Ancient Mariner"] is marvellous in its mastery over that delightfully fortuitous inconsequence that is the adamantine logic of dreamland.
Zekle crep' up quite unbeknown An' peeked in thru' the winder, An' there sot Huldy all alone, 'Ith no one nigh to hender.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'T is his at last who says it best.
Source: For an Autograph.
All thoughts that mould the age begin Deep down within the primitive soul.
Source: An Incident in a Railroad Car.
It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century.
Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.
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.
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