Thomas Bailey Aldrich

1836 - 1907

A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on failure

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They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on art

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True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

Source: Pongapog Papers, 1903.

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Gracious to all, to none subservient, without offense he spoke the word he meant.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on civilization

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on age, books, day, praise, and retirement

Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on company and mind

A man is known by the company his mind keeps.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on secrets

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We vivisect the nightingale To probe the secret of his note.

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A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on birds and originality

No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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