James Russell Lowell
1819-1891. American poet, critic and editor.
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.
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Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
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Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
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Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.
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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.
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Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
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Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.
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But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end.
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They are slaves who fear to speak, for the fallen and the weak.
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