The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed.
Enjoy the spring of love and youth, To some good angel leave the rest; For time will teach thee soon the truth, There are no birds in last year’s nest.
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
With many readers brilliancy of style passes for affluence of thought; they mistake buttercups in the grass for immeasurable mines of gold under ground.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again.
And the night shall be filled with music And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Ah, the souls of those that die Are but sunbeams lifted higher.