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
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.
Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book,-and that is a book honestly come by.
Source: Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Patents, Jan. 29, 1886.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
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