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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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"It seemed the harmonious echo
From our discordant life."

Author: Adelaide Anne Procter. 1825-1864
Attribution: A lost Chord.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery."

Author: Matthew Arnold. 1822-1888
Attribution: Self-Dependence.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"A liar should have a good memory."

Author: Quintilian. A.D. c. 35-A.D. c. 95
Attribution: Institutiones Oratoriæ. iv. 2, 91.

"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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