There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: Democracy and Addresses.
Contributed by: Zaady
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
She doeth little kindnesses Which most leave undone, or despise.
Source: My Love. iv.
Laborin' man an' laborin' woman Hev one glory an' one shame; Ev'y thin' thet' s done inhuman Injers all on 'em the same.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. i.
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.
Source: The Biglow Papers, Second Series
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.
Our Pilgrim stock wuz pithed with hardihood.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. vi.
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