Pass Through the Clouds.
To reach the regions of light, you must pass through the clouds. Some stop there, others are wise enough to go beyond.
Soldered, but not Sound.
A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound.
After the Burial.
In the breaking gulfs of sorrow, When the helpless feet stretch out, And find in the deeps of darkness No footing so solid as doubt;
Then better one spar of memory, One broken plank of the past, That our human heart may cling to, Tho’ hopeless of shore at last!
James Russell Lowell.
Education and Liberty.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.
A Passion for Flowers.
A passion for flowers is, I really think, the only one which long sickness leaves untouched with its chilling influence.
Education is the key note of the best society.
Who gives and hides the giving hand, Nor count on favors, fame or praise, Shall find his smallest gift outweighs The burden of the sea and land.
CHOICE QUOTATIONS IN POETRY AND PROSE
(From the Master Minds of all Ages)
ARRANGED FOR DAILY USE BY THOMAS W. HANFORD (“ELMO”) copyright c. 1895
“Ten minutes each morning spent in the perusal of the page for the day will supply the mind with material for wise musings through all the day.”
“Great thoughts are valuable not only for the truth they contain, but for the truth they suggest. The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only the echo of an accepted truth.”