Reference > Quotations > C.N. Douglas, comp. > Forty Thousand Quotations > Primary Author Index
C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
John Boyle O’Reilly
        But the gods are dead—
Ay, Zeus is dead, and all the gods but Doubt,
And Doubt is brother devil to Despair!
        The world is large when its weary leagues two loving hearts divide;
But the world is small when your enemy is loose on the other side.
        What man would be wise, let him drink of the river
  That bears on his bosom the record of time;
A message to him every wave can deliver
  To teach him to creep till he knows how to climb.
        When honor comes to you be ready to take it;
But reach not to seize it before it is near.
  Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you.  5
  Who heeds not experience, trust him not.  6

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.