Life seems a jest of Fate's contriving.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: Harvard Commemoration Ode, 1865, IV
Contributed by: Zaady
Whoever can endure unmixed delight, whoever can tolerate music and painting and poetry all in one, whoever wishes to be rid of thought and to let the busy anvils of the brain be silent for a time, let him read in the "Faery Queen."
They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak. . . . . . . They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.
Source: Stanzas on Freedom.
They enslave their children's children who make compromise with sin.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.
Behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Source: The Present Crisis
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
Two meanings have our lightest fantasies,- One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.
Source: Sonnet xxxiv. (Ed. 1844.)
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.
Source: Part Second. viii.
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