We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)
Source: Litany for Dictatorships, 1936
Contributed by: Zaady
Go play with the towns you have built of blocks, The towns where you would have bound me! I sleep in my earth like a tired fox, And my bufdfalo have found me.
Source: A Ballad of William Sycamore, (1790–1880), 1923
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
If two New Hampshiremen aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936
And Thames and all the rivers of the kings Ran into Mississippi and were drowned. They planted England with a stubborn trust But the cleft dust was never English dust.
Source: John Brown's Body, 1928
Sherman's buzzin' along to de sea, Like Moses ridin' on a bumblebee.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.
Source: American Names, 1927
Dreaming men are haunted men.
Even the damned may salute the eloquence of Mr. Webster.
Broad-streeted Richmond . . . The trees in the streets are old trees used to living with people, Family trees that remember your grandfather's name.
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