To brag little, to lose well, To crow gently if in luck, To pay up, to own up, To shut up if beaten, Are the virtues of a sportingman.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
Source: Poetry, a Metrical Essay.
It went to pieces all at once- All at once and nothing first, Just as bubbles do when they burst.
Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece
Where go the poet's lines? Answer, ye evening tapers! Ye auburn locks, ye golden curls, Speak from your folded papers!
Source: The Poet's Lot.
Man has his will - but woman has her way.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day?
The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.
To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.
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