|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||James Russell Lowell (18191891)|
|QUOTATION:||The wisest man could ask no more of Fate|
Than to be simple, modest, manly, true,
Safe from the Manyhonored by the Few;
To count as naught in World or Church or State;
But inwardly in secret to be great.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Sonnet. Jeffries Wyman.|