Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: Lines by a Clerk.
Contributed by: Zaady
Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
God reigneth. All is well.
Source: Hymn at the Funeral Services of Charles Sumner.
Lean, hungry, savage anti-everythings. A modest Request.
Source: A modest Request.
Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
What you bring away from the Bible depends to some extent on what you carry to it.
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye: The more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
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.
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