|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Josiah Gilbert Holland. (18191881)|
| Heaven is not reached at a single bound;|
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
And we mount to its summit round by round.
| He could see naught but vanity in beauty|
And naught but weakness in a fond caress
And pitied men whose views of Christian duty
Allowed indulgence in such foolishness.
| Daniel Gray.|
| God give us men. The time demands|
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and willing hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And dam his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.