Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young, the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. The locust-trees were in bloom, and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air. Cardiff Hill, beyond the village and above, it was green with vegetation, and it lay just far enough away to seem a Delectable Land, dreamy, reposeful, and inviting.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, know how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
The slowness of one section of the world about adopting the valuable ideas of another section of it is a curious thing and unaccountable
Probably there is nothing in the world so suggestive of serene contentment and perfect bliss as the spectacle of a calf chewing a dishrag, but the nearest approach to it is your reedy tenor, standing apart, in sickly attitude, with head thrown back a.
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
One of the proofs of the immortality of the soul is that myriads have believed it - they also believed the world was flat
Epitaphs are cheap, and they do a poor chap a world of good after he is dead, especially if he had hard luck while he was alive. I wish they were used more.
An occultation of Venus is not half so difficult as an eclipse of the Sun, but because it comes seldom the world thinks it's a grand thing
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race he brought death into the world.
There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.
We Americans are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.
There are many humorous things in the world among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.
And always we had wars, and more wars, and still other wars all over Europe, all over the world. 'Sometimes in the private interest of royal families,' Satan said, 'sometimes to crush a weak nation but never a war started by the aggressor for any clean purpose there is no such war in the history of the race.
I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct -- nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.
A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
Reflect we are well equipped, well fortified, we number 54. Fifty-four what Men No, MINDS--the capablest in the world a force against which mere animal might may no more hope to prevail than may the idle waves of the sea hope to prevail against the granite barriers of England.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere
'Don't you worry, and don't you hurry.'I know that phrase by heart, and if all other music should perish out of the world it would still sing to me.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
We have pacified some thousands of the islanders and buried them destroyed their fields burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors furnished heartbreak by exile to some dozens of disagreeable patriots subjugated the remaining 10 millions by Benevolent Assimilation, which is the pious new name of the musket. And so, by these Providences of God -- and the phrase is the government's, not mine -- we are a World Power.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, Blessed is the man who has found his work Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really
The blunting effects of slavery upon the slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded the world over and a privileged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under another name.
I wonder how much it would take to buy a soap bubble, if there were only one in the world.
To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world
Old habit of mind is one of the toughest things to get away from in the world. It transmits itself like physical form and feature . . .
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