And a proverb haunts my mind
As a spell is cast
“The mill cannot grind
With the water that is past”
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he has lost no time.
They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting it again.
We in some unknown power’s employ
Move on a vigorous line:
Can neither when we will, enjoy;
Nor when we will resign.
It is the misfortune of worthy people that they are cowards.
Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind and often from a cowardly heart.
A spoilt child never loves its mother.
- Sir Henry Taylor “Notes from Life”
We are easily deceived by that which we love.
I sit beside a lonely fire
And pray for wisdom yet-
For calmness to remember
Of courage to forget.
A poor man’s debt makes a great noise.
- Thomas Fuller “Gnomologia”
Compiled by N.Ganeshan