A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Quote by Horace
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A picture is a poem without words.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
My dad was a militant atheist, or is a militant atheist. My mum was sort of bought up in a religious family because she was a Protestant from Ireland but wasn't especially religious.
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?
War and Peace never stay at a moment.
But no, I don't really like romantic comedies, so I don't really care. I never go see 'em.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?