William C. Bryant

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The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about light
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The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about art
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The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about you
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Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about pain
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A herd of prairie-wolves will enter a field of melons and quarrel about the division of the spoils as fiercely and noisily as so many politicians. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about man
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There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about joy
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And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about death
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Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about heaven
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Remorse is virtues root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about virtue
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Winning isnt everything, but it beats anything in second place. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about winning
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Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about love
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A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about beauty
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The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about heaven
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Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about children
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All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about read
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Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about change
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Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about poetry
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Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about truth
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A stable, changeless state, twere cause indeed to weep. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about change
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Lo! while we are gazing, in swifter haste Stream down the snows, till the air is white, As, myriads by myriads madly chased, They fling themselves from their shadowy height. The fair, frail creatures of middle sky, What speed they make, with their grave so nigh; Flake after flake, To lie in the dark and silent lake! .

William C. Bryant Quotes about dark
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On rolls the stream with a perpetual sigh; The rocks moan wildly as it passes by; Hyssop and wormwood border all the strand, And not a flower adorns the dreary land. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about wild
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Self-interest is the most ingenious and persuasive of all the agents that deceive our consciences, while by means of it our unhappy and stubborn prejudices operate in their greatest force. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about science
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Alas! to seize the moment When the heart inclines to heart, And press a suit with passion, Is not a womans part. If man come not to gather The roses where they stand, They fade among their foliage, They cannot seek his hand. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about art
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And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief; .

William C. Bryant Quotes about love
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There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about power
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On my cornice linger the ripe black grapes ungathered; Children fill the groves with the echoes of their glee, Gathering tawny chestnuts, and shouting when beside them Drops the heavy fruit of the tall black-walnut tree. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about children
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Come when the rains Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice, While the slant sun of February pours Into the bowers a flood of light. Approach! The incrusted surface shall upbear thy steps And the broad arching portals of the grove Welcome thy entering. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about light
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Music is not merely a study, it is an entertainment; wherever there is music there is a throng of listeners. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about music
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Christ taught an astonishing thing about physical death: not merely that it is an experience robbed of its terror but that as an experience it does not exist at all. To sleep in Christ, like one that wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about death
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War, like all other situations of danger and of change, calls forth the exertion of admirable intellectual qualities and great virtues, and it is only by dwelling on these, and keeping out of sight the sufferings and sorrows, and all the crimes and evils that follow in its train, that it has its glory in the eyes of men. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about war
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Features, the great souls apparent seat. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about soul
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The sweet calm sunshine of October, now Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about war
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And the blue gentian-flower, that, in the breeze, Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about race
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The victory of endurance born. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about victory
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When April winds Grew soft, the maple burst into a flush Of scarlet flowers. The tulip tree, high up, Opened in airs of June her multiple OF golden chalices to humming birds And silken-wingd insects of the sky. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about sky
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Ah! never shall the land forget. .

William C. Bryant
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Remorse is virtues root; its fair increase is fruits of innocence and blessedness. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about virtue
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Ye winds ye unseen currents of the air, Softly ye played a few brief hours ago; Ye bore the murmuring bee; ye tossed the air Oer maiden cheeks, that took a fresher glow; Ye rolled the round white cloud through depths of blue; Ye shook from shaded flowers the lingering dew; Before you the catalpas blossoms flew, Light blossoms, dropping on the grass like snow. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about loss
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The hushed winds their Sabbath keep. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about win
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Is not thy home among the flowers? .

William C. Bryant Quotes about home
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I hear the howl of the wind that brings The long drear storm on its heavy wings. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about win
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Do not the bright June roses blow To meet thy kiss at morning hours? .

William C. Bryant Quotes about kiss
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A melancholy sound is in the air, A deep sigh in the distance, a shrill wail Around my dwelling. Tis the Wind of night. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about night
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And kind the voice and glad the eyes That welcome my return at night. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about night
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Lay down the axe; fling by the spade; Leave in its track the toiling plough; The rifle and the bayonet-blade For arms like yours were fitter now; And let the hands that ply the pen Quit the light task, and learn to wield The horsemans crooked brand, and rein The charger on the battle-field. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about light
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Father, thy hand Hath reared these venerable columns, thou Didst weave this verdant roof. Thou didst look down Upon the naked earth, and, forthwith, rose All these fair ranks of trees. They, in thy sun, Budded, and shook their green leaves in thy breeze, And shot towards heaven. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about war
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Beautiful isles! beneath the sunset skies tall, silver-shafted palm-trees rise, between full orange-trees that shade the living colonade. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about living
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Oh, Constellations of the early night That sparkled brighter as the twilight died, And made the darkness glorious! I have seen Your rays grow dim upon the horizons edge And sink behind the mountains. I have seen The great Orion, with his jewelled belt, That large-limbed warrior of the skies, go down Into the gloom. Beside him sank a crowd Of shining ones. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about war
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The breath of springtime at this twilight hour Comes through the gathering glooms, And bears the stolen sweets of many a flower Into my silent rooms. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about time
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Still sweet with blossoms is the years fresh prime. .

William C. Bryant Quotes about loss

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