Life is but the pebble sunk;
Deeds the circle growing!

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the memory of Boatswain, a Dog.

He . . . got the better of himself, and that's the best kind of victory one can hope for.

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do ingloriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple: whoever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education.
Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

There is so much good
in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.
Hard work, moreover, not only tends to give us rest for the body, but, what is even more important, peace to the mind.

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,--
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.

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