|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Life is probation: mortal man was made|
To solve the solemn problemright or wrong.
John Quincy Adams.Written in an Autograph Album, Jan. 1, 1828.
|Life, as we call it, is nothing but the edge of the boundless ocean of existence where it comes on soundings.|
Holmes.The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. V.
|I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty;|
I woke and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
Ellen Sturgis Hooper.Life a Duty.
|Life? Tis the story of love and troubles,|
Of troubles and love, that travel together
The round world through.
| Mens lives, like oceans, change|
In shifting tides, and ebb from either shore
Till the strong planet draws them on once more.
Stedman.The Blameless Prince, Stanza 59.
|The life that I aspire to live|
No man proposeth me;
Only the promise of my heart
Wears its emblazonry.
Henry D. Thoreau.The Dial, Oct. 1842.