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Página 153 - Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.
Página 133 - And yet these momentary chances we covet, and spend our years and passions and powers in pursuit of little more than these ; while, meantime, there is a society continually open to us of people who will talk to us as long as we like, whatever our rank or occupation, — talk to us in the best words they can choose, and of the things nearest their hearts. And this society, because it is so numerous and so gentle, and can be kept waiting round us all day long (kings and statesmen lingering patiently,...
Página 152 - The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel, But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade.
Página 30 - Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
Página 283 - ... queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and your sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond, which bows itself, and will for ever bow, before the myrtle crown, and the stainless sceptre of womanhood.
Página 270 - If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost ; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Página 198 - No action, whether foul or fair, Is ever done, but it leaves somewhere A record, written by fingers ghostly, As a blessing or a curse, and mostly In the greater weakness or greater strength Of the acts which follow it, till at length The wrongs of ages are redressed, And the justice of God made manifest!
Página 86 - Words are mighty, words are living : Serpents with their venomous stings, Or bright angels, crowding round us, With heaven's light upon their wings : Every word has its own spirit, True or false, that never dies ; Every word man's lips have uttered Echoes in God's skies.
Página 84 - If you your lips would keep from slips, Five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, And how and when and where.
Página 256 - ... the balsam of his life — her industry, his surest wealth — her economy, his safest steward — her lips, his faithful counsellors — her bosom, the softest pillow of his cares — and her prayers, the ablest advocates of Heaven's blessings on hit htad.