As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.
The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
Our slender life runs rippling by, and glides Into the silent hollow of the past; What is there that abides To make the next age better for the last?
Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity.
Who speaks the truth stabs Falsehood to the heart.
Wut's words to them whose faith an' truth On war's red techstone rang true metal; Who ventered life an' love an' youth For the gret prize o' death in battle?
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
Endurance is the crowning quality...
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.
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