We welcome folks in Cactus Center if they've got an honest lay;If their game ain't too durn crooked, we never stop the play;But a get-rich-quicker blew in, with a game we did n't like,So we did n't waste the minutes in invitin' him to hike.
Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!Of magic matter: give it a slight toss overThe ambient ether—and I don’t see whyYou should n’t make a sky.mortimer collins
HOW happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n’t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute decree In casual simplicity.
Is n’t God upon the ocean Just the same as on the land?james thomas fields
The world is filled with folly and sin,And Love must cling, where it can, I say:For Beauty is easy enough to win;But one is n't loved every day.robert bulwer-lytton
He had a startling genius, but somehow it did n't emerge;Always on the evolution of things that would n't evolve;Always verging toward some climax, but he never reached the verge;Always nearing the solution of some theme he could not solve.sam walter foss
I say the very things that make the greatest StirAn' the most interestin' things, are things that did n't occur.sam walter foss
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide 'll turn. Never trust to prayer without using every means in your power, and never use the means without trusting in prayer. Get your evidences of grace by pressing forward to the mark, and not by groping with a lantern after the boundary-lines, — and so, boys, go, and God bless you!"harriet beecher stowe
But John P. Robinson, he Sez they did n't know everythin' down in Judee.james russell lowell
He were n't no saint but at jedgment I'd run my chance with Jim. 'Longside of some pious gentlemen That wouldn't shook hands with him. He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing And went for it thar and then; And Christ ain't a-going to be too hard On a man that died for men.john hay