Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'T is his at last who says it best.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: For an Autograph.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
In Life's small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained; Know'st thou when Fate Thy measure takes or when she'll say to thee, 'I find thee worthy; do this deed for me'?
All kin' o' smily round the lips, An' teary round the lashes.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
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