The Width of a Grave.
There’s a narrow ridge in the graveyard Would scarce stay a child in his race, But to me and my thought it is wider Than the star-sown vague of Space.
James Russell Lowell.
Charity is an eternal debt.
A Poor Home.
A bad tent to dwell under is discontent.
The One Test of Littleness.
All finery is a sure sign of littleness.
Paradise vs. Home.
To Adam, Paradise was home; to the good among his descendants, home is paradise.
The Happy Man.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
J. Von Goeth.
The Strength of a Nation.
The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.
Stumbling-blocks or Stepping-stones.
Our environments are stumbling-blocks, or stepping-stones, just as we use them.
The Gates of Circumstance.
The massive gates of Circumstance, Are turned upon the smallest hinge, And thus some seeming petty chance Oft gives our life an after tinge.
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.”