Quote of the Week

“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!”

Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Page 647.

Quote of the Week

“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
our statures touch the skies.”

Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett. Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Page 647.

Quote of the Week

“Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air
Which dwells with all things fair,
Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain,
is with us once again.”
“Spring.” Stanza 1
Henry Timrod [1829-1867]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett. Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Page 644.

Quote of the Week

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea?-how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.”
Sydney Smith [1771-1845]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett. Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955. Page 419.

Quote of the Week

“For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten.
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”
Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1837-1909.
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955.