William Ernest Henley

1849 - 1903

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on pain, pleasure, scoff, pray, and henley

Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Ballad of Truisms

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A Quote by William Ernest Henley on day, death, heart, quiet, and serenity

So be my passing! My task accomplished and the long day done, My wages taken, and in my heart Some late lark singing, Let me be gathered in the quiet west, The sundown splendid and serene, Death.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Echoes. Margaritæ Sororis

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on quiet

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A late lark twitters from the quiet skies.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Echoes. Margaritæ Sororis

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on fate and soul

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It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on gifts and sleep

Night with her train of stars And her great gift of sleep.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Echoes. Margaritæ Sororis

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Ernest Henley on chance, circumstances, fate, soul, and tears

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

Source: Echoes. Invictus

Contributed by: Zaady

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