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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
One unquestioned text we read, All doubt beyond, all fear above; Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it-God is love.
Source: What we all think.
Like sentinel and nun, they keep Their vigil on the green.
Source: The Cambridge Churchyard.
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.
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.
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