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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Theodore Chickering Williams. (1855– ?)
    Life is a voyage. The winds of life come strong
From every point; yet each will speed thy course along,
If thou with steady hand when tempests blow
Canst keep thy course aright and never once let go.
          The Voyage of Life.
    Death is an angel with two faces:
To us he turns
A face of terror, blighting all things fair;
The other burns
With glory of the stars, and love is there.
          A Thanatopsis.
George Moore. (1855– ?)
    After all there is but one race—humanity.
          The Bending of the Bough. Act iii.
    The difficulty in life is the choice.
          The Bending of the Bough. Act iv.
    The wrong way always seems the more reasonable.
          The Bending of the Bough. Act iv.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox. (1855– ?)
    Laugh and the world laughs with you,
  Weep, and you weep alone;
For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth,
  But has trouble enough of its own.
          The Way of the World.
    No question is ever settled
  Until it is settled right.
          Settle the Question Right.