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"If you will observe, it does n’t take
A man of giant mould to make
A giant shadow on the wall;
And he who in our daily sight
Seems but a figure mean and small,
Outlined in Fame’s illusive light,
May stalk, a silhouette sublime,
Across the canvas of his time."

Author: John Townsend Trowbridge. 1827- ? John Bartlett, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.
Attribution: Authors’ Night.
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"There is no great genius without a tincture of madness."

Author: Seneca. c. 3 B.C.-A.D.65
Attribution: De Tranquillitate Animi. 17.
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"There was music all about us, we were growing quite forgetful
We were only singing seamen from the dirt of Londontown."

Author: Alfred Noyes. 1880-1958
Attribution: Forty singing Seamen.
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"Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams."

Author: Daniel Webster. 1782-1852
Attribution: Address on laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. P. 74.
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"In this dim world of clouding cares,
We rarely know, till wildered eyes
See white wings lessening up the skies,
The angels with us unawares."

Author: (Thomas) Gerald Massey. 1828-1907
Attribution: Babe Cristabel.
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"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword;
His truth is marching on."

Author: Julia Ward Howe. 1819-1910
Attribution: Battle Hymn of the Republic.
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"O, saw ye the lass wi’ the bonnie blue een?
Her smile is the sweetest that ever was seen,
Her cheek like the rose is, but fresher, I ween,
She ’s the loveliest lassie that trips on the green."

Author: Richard Ryan. 1796-1849
Attribution: O, saw ye the Lass.
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"Thus hand in hand through life we ’ll go;
Its checker’d paths of joy and woe
With cautious steps we ’ll tread."

Author: Nathaniel Cotton. 1707-1788
Attribution: The Fireside. Stanza 31.
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"On thy fair bosom, silver lake,
The wild swan spreads his snowy sail,
And round his breast the ripples break
As down he bears before the gale."

Author: James Gates Percival. 1795-1856
Attribution: To Seneca Lake.
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"He [Hampden] had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief."

Author: Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. 1609-1674
Attribution: History of the Rebellion. Vol. iii. Book vii. Section 84.
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"It seemed the harmonious echo
From our discordant life."

Author: Adelaide Anne Procter. 1825-1864
Attribution: A lost Chord.
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"The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed,
Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed:
T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe;
And the stars that fight in their courses ’gainst tyrants its symbols know."

Author: Julia Ward Howe. 1819-1910
Attribution: The Flag.
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"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing. A day will come when science will turn upon its error and no longer hesitate to shorten our woes. A day will come when it will dare and act with certainty; when life, grown wiser, will depart silently at its hour, knowing that it has reached its term."

Author: Maurice Maeterlinck. 1862-1949
Attribution: Our Eternity.
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"New England’s dead. New England’s dead!
On every hill they lie;
On every field of strife, made red
By bloody victory."

Author: Isaac McLennan. 1806-1899
Attribution: New England’s Dead.
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"To me, through every season dearest;
In every scene, by day, by night,
Thou, present to my mind appearest
A quenchless star, forever bright;
My solitary sole delight:
Where’er I am, by shore, at sea,
I think of thee."

Author: George Macbeth Moir. 1798-1851
Attribution: When Thou at Eve.
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"Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery."

Author: Matthew Arnold. 1822-1888
Attribution: Self-Dependence.
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"I ’d rather be handsome than homely;
I ’d rather be youthful than old;
If I can’t have a bushel of silver
I’ll do with a barrel of gold."

Author: James Jeffrey Roche. 1847-1908
Attribution: Contentment.
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"The cup goes round:
And who so artful as to put it by!
T is long since Death had the majority."

Author: Robert Blair. 1699-1746
Attribution: The Grave. Part ii. Line 449.
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"Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?"

Author: Isaac Watts. 1674-1748
Attribution: Divine Songs. Song iv.
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"We are the voices of the wandering wind,
Which moan for rest and rest can never find;
Lo! as the wind is, so is mortal life,
A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife."

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold. 1832-1904
Attribution: The Deva’s Song.
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"A liar should have a good memory."

Author: Quintilian. A.D. c. 35-A.D. c. 95
Attribution: Institutiones Oratoriæ. iv. 2, 91.
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"While the hollow oak our palace is,
Our heritage the sea."

Author: Allan Cunningham. 1784-1842
Attribution: A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea.
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