I tell ye wut, my judgment is you're pooty sure to fail, Ez long 'z the head keeps turnin' back for counsel to the the tail.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: The Biglow Papers, Second Series
Contributed by: Zaady
Life seems a jest of Fate's contriving.
Source: Harvard Commemoration Ode, 1865, IV
Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity.
Source: Sonnet vi.
Earth's biggest country 's gut her soul, An' risen up earth's greatest nation.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. vii.
Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it; We are happy now because God wills it.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
Our Pilgrim stock wuz pithed with hardihood.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. vi.
The one thing finished in this hasty world.
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
I love her with a love as still As a broad river's peaceful might, Which by high tower and lowly mill, Goes wandering at its own will, And yet does ever flow aright.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Source: Democracy and Addresses.
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