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William C. Bryant Quotes

(1794-1878), American Poet, Newspaper Editor

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

Category: Adversity

Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.

Category: Change

All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.

Category: Death And Dying

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.

Category: Pain

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

Category: Remorse

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.

Category: Sadness

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

Category: Truth