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 Post subject: A Poemful of Quotes...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:10 pm 
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The topic in question is Life and this is actually a poem made up of quotations from various poets, and famous persons. ENJOY!!!


LIFE

Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour?
--Young
Life's a short summer, man a flower.
--Dr. Johnson
By turns we catch the vital breath and die
--Pope
The cradle and the tomb, alas! so nigh.
--Prior
To be, is better far than not to be,
--Sewell
Though all man's life may seem a tragedy;
--Spenser
But light cares speak when mighty griefs are dumb,
--Daniell
The bottom is but shallow whence they come.
--Sir Walter Raleigh
Your fate is but the common lot of all:
--Longfellow
Unmingled joys here to no man befall,
--Southwell
Nature to each allots his proper sphere;
--Congreve
Fortune makes folly her peculiar care;
--Churchill
Custom does often reason overrule,
--Rochester
And throw a cruel sunshine on a fool.
--Armstrong
Live well; how long or short, permit to Heaven;
--Milton
They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven.
--Bailey
Sin may be clasped so close we cannot see its face--
-- Trench
Vile intercourse where virtue has no place.
--Somerville
Then keep each passion down, however dear;
--Thomson
Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
--Byron
Her sensual snares, let faithless pleasure lay,
--Smollett
With craft and skill, to ruin and betray;
--Crabbe
Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to rise.
--Massinger
We masters grow of all that we despise.
--Cowley
Oh, then, renounce that impious self-esteem;
--Beattie
Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream.
--Cowper
Think not ambition wise because 'tis brave,
--Sir Walter Davenant
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
--Gray
What is ambition?--'tis a glorious cheat!--
--Willis
Only destructive to the brave and great.
--Addison
What's all the gaudy glitter of a crown?
--Dryden
The way to bliss lies not on beds of down.
--Francis Quarles
How long we live, not years but actions tell;
--Watkins
That man lives twice who lives the first life well.
--Herrick
Make, then, while yet ye may, your God your friend,
--William Mason
Whom Christians worship yet not comprehend.

--Hill
The trust that's given guard, and to yourself be just;
--Dana
For, live we how we can, yet die we must.
--Shakespeare



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much love, light and laughter,
ananya.

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I really liked this... it's quite brilliant.

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