William R. Alger Quotes

“A thousand year a poor man watched Before the gate of Paradise: But while one little nap he snatched, It oped and shut. Ah! was he wise? ” William R. Alger Quotes

Common sense is the average sensibility and intelligence of men undisturbed by individual peculiarities.

I would give more for the private esteem and love of one than for the public praise of ten thousand

Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.

Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.

Public opinion is a second conscience.

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

When man seized the loadstone of science, the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.

Public opinion is the atmosphere of society, without which the forces of the individual would collapse, and all the institutions of society fly into atoms.

Fill up the goblet and reach to me some!
Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum

A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason

He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.

“Words of love, are works of love.”

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