A light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: Ode to Duty.
Contributed by: Zaady
Minds that have nothing to confer Find little to perceive.
Source: Yes, Thou art Fair.
And you must love him, ere to you He will seem worthy of your love.
Source: A Poet's Epitaph. Stanza 11.
When his veering gait And every motion of his starry train Seem governed by a strain Of music, audible to him alone.
Source: The Triad.
A few strong instincts, and a few plain rules.
Source: Alas! what boots the long laborious Quest?
The intellectual power, through words and things, Went sounding on a dim and perilous way!
Source: The Excursion. Book iii.
I 've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.
Source: Simon Lee.
That best portion of a good man's life,- His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Source: Lines completed a few miles above Tintern Abbey.
Type of the wise who soar but never roam, True to the kindred points of heaven and home.
Source: To a Skylark.
Something between a hindrance and a help.
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