To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
When to soft Sleep we give ourselves away, And in a dream as in a fairy bark Drift on and on through the enchanted dark To purple daybreak - little thought we pay.
The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
We weep when we are born, Not when we die.
Gracious to all, to none subservient, without offense he spoke the word he meant.
A man is known by the company his mind keeps.
There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can't find a parent who will admit that it is his child.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
We vivisect the nightingale To probe the secret of his note.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.
What is lovely never dies, put passes into other loveliness.
What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep.
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