My mind lets go a thousand things, Like dates of wars and deaths of kings, And yet recalls the very hour ‘Twas noon by yonder village tower, And on the last blue noon in May The wind came briskly up this way, Crisping the brook beside the road; Then, pausing here, set down its load, […]
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes
No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat; Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.