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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: A Good Time Going.
Contributed by: Zaady
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).
And since, I never dare to write As funny as I can.
Source: The Height of the Ridiculous.
Feels the same comfort while his acrid words Turn the sweet milk of kindness into curds.
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