Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: Poems. An After-Dinner Poem
Contributed by: Zaady
Genius does not herd with genius.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.
Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow.
Source: Chanson without Music.
His home! the Western giant smiles, And twirls the spotty globe to find it; This little speck, the British Isles? 'T is but a freckle,-never mind it.
Source: A Good Time Going.
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that are not so.
Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.
Yes, child of suffering, thou mayst well be sure He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor!
Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Source: On the Seventieth Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1889).
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