"A day Spent in a round of strenuous idleness."

"A living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed."


"A mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone."



"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor."


"A Poet worthy of Rob Roy Must scorn a timid song."


"Be mild, and cleave to gentle things, thy glory and thy happiness be there."


"Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!"


"Burn all the statutes and their shelves: They stir us up against our kind; And worse, against ourselves."


"But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave."


"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher."


"Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be."


"Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood."


"Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow."


"Faith is a passionate intuition."


"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."


"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity."


"Free as a bird to settle where I will."


"From the sweet thoughts of home And from all hope I was forever hurled."


"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers."


"Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness."


"Habit rules the unreflecting herd."


"How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold."


"I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more."


"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing."


"I travelled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea; Nor, England! did I know till then What love I bore to thee."


"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future."


"Love betters what is best"


"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die!"


"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."


"Not without hope we suffer and we mourn."


"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy;"


"One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can."


"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them."


"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."


"Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more."


"Rest and be thankful."


"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity."


"Sweet childish days, that were as long As twenty days are now."


"That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."


"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."


"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."


"The budding rose above the rose full blown."


"The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to beBound each to each by natural piety."


"The eye--it cannot choose but see; We cannot bid the ear be still; Our bodies feel, where'er they be, Against or with our will."


"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly."


"There is a comfort in the strength of love; 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else would overset the brain, or break the heart."


"There is One great society alone on earth: The noble Living and the noble Dead."


"The things which I have seen I now can see no more."


"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."


"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind."


"The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more."


"Then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils."


"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."


"The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours."


"To begin, begin."


"To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."


"What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out."


"What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars."


"When from our better selves we have too long Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop, Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, How gracious, how benign, is Solitude."


"When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude."


"Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar".


"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."


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