The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
The Best Times
When Old Folks they wuz young like us
An' little as you an' me
Them wuz the best times ever wuz
Er ever goin' to be!
Her Waiting Face
In some strange place
Of long-lost lands he finds her waiting face--
Comes marveling upon it, unaware,
Set moonwise in the midnight of her hair.
It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice.
'Twas the height of the fete when we quitted the riot,
And quietly stole to the terrace alone,
Where, pale as the lovers that ever swear by it,
The moon it
A Very Youthful Affair
I'm bin a-visitun 'bout a week
To my little Cousin's at Nameless Creek,
An' I'm got the hives an' a new straw hat,
An' I'm come back home where my beau lives at.
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.