If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
A world where nothing is had for nothing.
Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market.
The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
Well, I know, after all, it is only juxtaposition, Juxtaposition, in short; and what is juxtaposition?
And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him.
Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle, Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
With Whom is no Variableness, Neither Shadow of Turning
It fortifies my soul to know
That, though I perish, Truth is so:
That, howsoe'er I stray and range,
Whate'er I do, Thou dost not change.
I steadier step when I recall
That, if I slip, Thou dost not fall.
Darkness (a Fragment)
But that from slow dissolving pomps of dawn
No verity of slowly strengthening light
Early or late hath issued; that the day
Scarce-shown, relapses rather, self-withdrawn,
Back to the glooms of ante-natal night,
For this, O human beings, mourn we may.
Perché Pensa? Pensando s'Invecchia
To spend uncounted years of pain,
Again, again, and yet again,
In working out in heart and brain
The problem of our being here;
To gather facts from far and near,
Upon the mind to hold them clear,
And, knowing more may yet appear,
Unto one's latest breath to fear
The premature result to draw--
Is this the object, end and law,
And purpose of our being here?