The love of man and woman is as fire To warm, to light, but surely to consume And self-consuming die… But comrade-love is as a welding blast Of candid flame and ardent temperature: Glowing more fervent, it doth bind more fast; And melting both but makes the union sure. The dross alone is burnt till at the last The steel, if cold, is one and strong and pure.
My Comrade, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
I 'd rather be handsome than homely; I 'd rather be youthful than old; If I can't have a bushel of silver I'll do with a barrel of gold.James Jeffrey Roche
All loved Art in a seemly way With an earnest soul and a capital A.James Jeffrey Roche
A brave endeavor To do thy duty, whate'er its worth, Is better than life with love forever And love is the sweetest thing on earth.James Jeffrey Roche