Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’
Love is the only gold.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother’s shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
I am a part of all that I have met.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Better not be at all than not be noble.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
God’s finger touched him, and he slept.
In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man.
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Authority forgets a dying king.
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
There’s no glory like those who save their country.
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
A day may sink or save a realm.
O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.