When one told Plistarchus that a notorious railer spoke well of him, "I 'll lay my life," said he, "somebody hath told him I am dead, for he can speak well of no man living."
Thus hand in hand through life we'll go;Its checker'd paths of joy and woeWith cautious steps we 'll tread.nathaniel cotton
Woodman, spare that tree!Touch not a single bough!In youth it sheltered me,And I 'll protect it now.george pope morris
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
I 'll make the fur Fly 'bout the ears of the old cur.
Thus hand in hand through life we'll go; Its checker'd paths of joy and woe With cautious steps we 'll tread.
An’ the Gobble-uns ’ll git youEf you don’t watch out.james whitcomb riley
Dame Fortune is a fickle gipsy, And always blind, and often tipsy; Sometimes for years and years together, She ’ll bless you with the sunniest weather, Bestowing honour, pudding, pence, You can’t imagine why or whence; Then in a moment Presto, pass! Your joys are withered like the grass;winthrop mackworth praed
I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,And famous by my sword.graham, james, 1st marquess of montrose