The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye: The more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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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