When man seized the loadstone of science , the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.
Reported in Maturin Murray Ballou, Treasury of thought: Forming an encyclopedia of quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1884), p. 460.
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.William R. Alger"A Leader to Repose", Poetry of the Orient (1865), p. 101.
Most men give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.William R. AlgerReported in Raphael Lewin, Ed., The New Era (1872), Volume 2, p. 315.
Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.William R. AlgerReported in Maturin Murray Ballou, Treasury of thought: Forming an encyclopedia of quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1884), p. 23.
Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.William R. Alger"Wine Song of Kaitmas", p. 161.
The moon is a silver pin-head vast, That holds the heaven's tent-hangings fast.William R. Alger"The Use of the Moon", p. 178.
As two floating planks meet and part on the sea, O friend ! so I met and then drifted from thee.William R. Alger"The Brief Chance Encounter", p. 196.
An Arab, by his earnest gaze, Has clothed a lovely maid with blushes; A smile within his eyelids plays And into words his longing gushes.William R. Alger"Love Sowing and Reaping Roses", p. 295.
With strength and patience all his grievous loads are borne, And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a thorn.William R. Alger"Mussud's Praise of the Camel", p. 257.
When man seized the loadstone of science , the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds .William R. AlgerIn James Wood, Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources (1893), 544:20.
A gray eye is a sly eye, And roguish is a brown one; Turn full upon me thy eye, Ah, how its wavelets drown one! A blue eye is a true eye; Mysterious is a dark one, Which flashes like a spark-sun! A black eye is the best one.William R. Alger "Mirtsa Schaffy on Eyes", Poetry of the Orient (1865), p. 228.
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