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  1. Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks.
       George Farquhar, The Inconstant; Prologue


  2. Now as through this world I ramble,
    I see lots of funny men,
    Some rob you with a six-gun
    Some with a fountain pen.
       George Farquhar, The Recruiting Officer, Act I, Scene ii



  3. The world is a beautiful place
    to be born into
    If you don't mind some people dying
    all the time
    or maybe only starving
    some of the time
    which isn't half so bad
    if it isn't you.
       Laurence Ferlinghetti, Pictures of the Gone World



  4. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe--
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.
       Eugene Field, Wynken, Blynken, and Nod



  5. The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  6. A Book of Verses underneath the bough,
    A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou
    Beside em singing in the wilderness --
    Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  7. Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
    Before we too into dust descend.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  8. A hair perhaps divides the False and True.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  9. The flower that once has blown forever dies.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  10. We are no more than a moving row
    Of Magic Shapes that come and go.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


  11. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
       Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



  12. Seek not for fresher founts afar,
    Just drop your bucket where you are.
       Sam Walter Foss, Opportunity


  13. On the thirty-second day of the thirteenth month on the eighth day of the week,
    On the twenty-fifth hour and the sixty-first minute, we'll find all things that we seek.
       Sam Walter Foss, The Eighth Day of the Week


  14. Let me live in my house by the side of the road
    Where the race of men go by;
    They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong,
    Wide, foolish--so am I.
    Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat,
    Or hurl the cynic's ban,
    Let me live in my house by the side of the road
    And be a friend of man.
       Sam Walter Foss, The House by the Side of the Road



  15. Weep no more my lady,
    Weep no more today!
    We will sing one song for the old Kentucky Home,
    For the old Kentucky Home far away.
       Stephen Foster, My Old Kentucky Home



  16. Vessels large may venture more,
    But little boats should keep near shore.
       Benjamin Franklin, Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac


  17. Early to bed and early to rise
    makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
       Benjamin Franklin, Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac



  18. "Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
    They have to take you in."
       Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man


  19. "Good fences make good neighbors."
       Robert Frost, Mending Wall


  20. Ah, when to the heart of man
       Was it ever less than a treason
    To go with the drift of things,
       To yield with a grace to reason,
    And bow and accept the end
       Of a love or a season?
       Robert Frost, Reluctance


  21. Most of the change we think we see in life
    Is due to truths being in and out of favor.
       Robert Frost, The Black Cottage


  22. Ah, when to the heart of man
       Was it ever less than a treason
    To go with the drift of things,
       To yield with a grace to reason,
    And bow and accept the end
       Of a love or a season?
       Robert Frost, Reluctance


  23. The best way out is always through.
       Robert Frost, A Servant to Servants


  24. Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
       Robert Frost, The Self-Seeker


  25. Two roads diverged into a wood, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
       Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


  26. The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
       Robert Frost, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening


  27. I have been one acquainted with the night.
       Robert Frost, Acquainted with the Night


  28. Never ask of money spent
    Where the spender thinks it went.
    Nobody was ever meany
    To remember or invent
    What he did with every cent.
       Robert Frost, The Hardship of Accounting


  29. I never dared be radical when young
    For fear it would make me conservative when old.
       Robert Frost, Precaution



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