A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
The rose is fairest when 't is budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.
Thy hue, dear pledge, is pure and bright As in that well-remember'd night When first thy mystic braid was wove, And first my Agnes whisper'd love.
The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
On his bold visage middle age Had slightly pressed its signet sage, Yet had not quenched the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth; Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare, The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire, Of hasty love or headlong ire.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
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